MMDAs asked to sponsor youth for skills training

Albert Futukpor, GNA

Tamale, Aug. 14, GNA
– The Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) have been asked
to sponsor the youth in their jurisdictions for skills training.

It should also be
part of their human development effort and in keeping with the government’s
agenda of improving the lives of all.

Mr Ziblim Shaibu,
Northern Regional Director of the National Youth Authority (NYA), who made the
appeal at a symposium in Tamale to mark this year’s International Youth Day,
said it would help the youth to engage in self-employable activities to earn a

The International
Youth Day, celebrated on August 12, every year by member states of the United
Nations, showcases and reflects on the role of young people on the development
of their communities.

This year’s regional
event, which was on the theme: “Investing in Youth Health for Poverty
Eradication and Sustainable Livelihood,” was sponsored by the United Nations
Population Fund.

Mr Shaibu said the
NYA has come out with the National Youth Policy and its implementation plan to
help advance the cause of the youth.

He appealed to
stakeholders to consider youth development in their scheme of affairs.

He said: “We have a
Youth Leadership and Skills Training Institute at Nalerigu in the East Mamprusi
District and we appeal for support and sponsorship to train more youth to
acquire employable skills.”

Mr Abdallah
Abubakari, Regional Minister, whose speech was read on his behalf, spoke about
the need for the youth to acquire skills to add value to their lives.

Mrs Esther Boateng,
Regional Head of Action Aid, urged the youth to take advantage of existing
opportunities to upgrade their skills to enhance productivity.


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