More needed to improve the lot of the youth – NGO


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The National Network of Youth Groups in Governance (NNYOG) in the Upper West Region has said the youth are faced with a host of challenges and this has hindered their development

Wa, Aug. 17, GNA –
The National Network of Youth Groups in Governance (NNYOG) in the Upper West
Region has said the youth are faced with a host of challenges and this has
hindered their development.

It said the poverty
eradication effort has not been effective and this has resulted in their
inability to contribute their quota towards national development.

A statement by
NNYOG and signed by Mr Sumaila Shaibu Poleenaa to mark this year’s
International Youth Day celebration in Wa, said the youth formed a huge chunk
of the Ghana’s population and more can be done for them to contribute
effectively towards national development but there are no jobs and employment
opportunities.

The Day was on the
theme: “The road to 2030:  Eradicating
poverty and achieving sustainable consumption and production”.

The statement said
though the universities continued to produce more graduates, there were still
no jobs and employment opportunities available to the youth.

It expressed
unhappiness with the National Youth Policy Implementation Plan, saying its
impact is not being felt.

The statement
called on the youth to strive for quality education- the education which would
help them gain meaningful employment.

It also called on
government to detach politics from its youth policies and the implementation of
programmes.

The statement also
appealed to government to consider resourcing the National Youth Authority to
empower the youth for development.

GNA


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