Asantehene urges NYA to create more jobs for Ghanaian youths
Asantehene urges National Youth Authority to create more jobs for Ghanaian youths
The Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II has urged the National Nouth Authority (NYA) to create more jobs for the Ghanaian youths, saying it will help reduce crime amongst them in the country.
Otumfour added that, it is the duty of the NYA to provide jobs for the youth, hence, jobs creation must be their core mandate.
The Ashanti Monarch stated this when the chief executive officer of NYA visited him today, Friday, January 21, 2022 at the Manhyia palace.
The National Youth Authority (NYA) has developed a National Youth Volunteer Programme (NYVP) 2021-2030 framework to formalises the activities of youth volunteer groups in the country.
The NYVP framework seeks to encourages the youth in volunteering services in a formalised system to enable them acquire skills and experiences that come with it.
It also aims to establishing effective management, implementation and reporting of a youth volunteering system towards national development.
Hon. Pius Enam Hadzide, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NYA together with some of his executives visited Manhyia Palace on Friday, 21st January, 2022, to officially inform Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II about the programe and to ask for his blessing.
He said the program aims to enabling the youths to building their capacities through volunteering in social works.
He said volunteering in social and community works would enable them build career opportunities and curriculum vitae and give them a competitive advantage in the world of work.
Hon Pius Hazide said that could serve as an alternative to formal employment for them to put to good use their energies and skills.
He said the Authority was committed to facilitating youth development through initiatives such as that, which provided the platform for young people to contribute to national development.
He added that it would address the challenges to effective volunteering services, including the lack of support, funding, recognition, rewarding and incentives system, which inhibited youth volunteerism. About 100,000 youth will be benefit from this program.
By: Akwadaa Nyame (Silver FM)