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The Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party, Mame Yaa Aboagye has commended the youth for their immense contribution towards the development of this country. She appealed to them to embrace government policies for their benefit.
The National Youth Authority (NYA) on Wednesday launched this year’s International Youth Day in Accra with a call on the youth to develop innovative solutions to address some of the challenges confronting the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was a day set aside and recognised by the United Nations (UN) to underscore the immense contributions of young people and also raise awareness of challenges facing the world’s youth.
This year’s celebration has the global theme “Youth Engagements for Global Action” and highlights ways in which young people are enriching institutions and the needed efforts to enhance youth representation and engagements.
Mame Yaa, commemorating the day, urged the youth to embrace government’s initiatives such as Free SHS, Planting for Food and Jobs among others to better their lives.
She also advised them to be responsible citizens, “The youth are the future leaders and deserve our best commendation and protection. They are the solution to the numerous challenges in our country and this is why the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government has rolled out several youth programmes to empower them to take their destiny into their own hands and create their own jobs.”
She further called on the youth, especially ladies, to focus on their education and develop innovative solutions to the economic challenges.