NYA Demands Youth Role In Ghana Beyond Aid

Sylvester Tetteh

The National Youth Authority (NYA) has challenged the
African youth, particularly the young people in Ghana, to play a leading role
towards the realisation of the vision of Africa and ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’.

This, he said, can be done by developing their creative
potentials and actively involving themselves in various productive enterprises
in order to be able to make meaningful contribution to the development of the

In a statement issued by the Authority and signed by its
CEO, Sylvester Tetteh, to commemorate the 2019 Africa Youth Day, the NYA
observed that “since the youth constitute the greatest productive workforce of
all African countries, there cannot be an ‘Africa Beyond Aid’ and for that
matter a ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ without the active involvement of the youth in all
facets of life.”

The Africa Youth Day, according to the NYA, is a day set
aside by the Africa Union Commission ostensibly to promote an increased
awareness and recognition of young people as key agents of positive social
change and economic growth in all aspects of the African society.

The day, which is used to reflect on how the energy and
creativity of the youth could be harnessed productively, was proclaimed and
adopted as part of the Africa Youth Charter by an Executive Council Division at
the 2006 Banjul Summit in 2006 and comes under the umbrella of the Youth
Division of the Africa Union (AU).