Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority, Mr. Emmanuel Sin-yet Asigri has advised the youth of Ghana to be moderate, well-behaved and prudent during this year’s Easter celebrations.
In a goodwill statement to extend his profound greetings to the youth in reveling the period, Mr. Asigri went on to advise the youth to focus on the real essence of Easter which essentially is to recount the sacrifice made by Christ for the atonement of sins and to refrain from all manner of excesses and unproductive behavior.
“As we celebrate Easter, I wish to send my heartfelt greetings to all stakeholders of the NYA especially to the youth. I also want to use this occasion to express my appreciation to the entire staff of the Authority for their dedication and service to the Authority and to the country. It is their dedication and commitment that has enabled the NYA to continually deliver on its mandate as the lead government agency responsible for the development and empowerment of the youth”.
He said consultations towards a review of the National Youth Policy has ended and that a nationwide survey to elicit inputs is currently underway and tasked the youth to actively participate in the process leading to a final, comprehensive and workable document that is relevant and one that adequately addresses the needs and concerns of our nation’s youth.
He noted that the campaign against drugs and substance abuse notably tramadol, which the Authority launched in August 2018, remains in earnest and called on the media to join hands with the Authority in the effort to address the danger.
“I wish to commend the EIB network for their partnership in the campaign and would like to appeal to other media outlets to also join the NYA in this well intentioned pursuit to end the scourge of tramadol abuse and to help equip our youth to become responsible citizens armed to contribute their quota to the nation’s building and development exercise” the CEO reiterated.
The C.E.O reechoed the NYA’s preparedness and resolve to collaborate with all stakeholders to uphold and consolidate the core objects of the Authority which is to Promote in the youth a sense of self-reliance, leadership, discipline and civic responsibility and to ensure the total development and empowerment of the Ghanaian youth for their meaningful participation in the development of the country.
“I remain upbeat about the youth development project. My tenure as CEO of the NYA has offered me a rare opportunity to meet and interact with Ghanaian youth across the spectrum especially during the recently organized youth volunteer work camps held across the nation and the stakeholder engagements towards the review of the 2010 National Youth Policy which has come to an end and I can say without equivocation, that I am placed in a unique position to appreciate the uniqueness of our youth and we shall continue to work hard to ensure their needs is catered for.” Mr. Asigri concluded and thanked the Authority’s partners notably Star Ghana, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the UN system, Actionaid, Youth Bridge Foundation and the media for their continuous support of the programmes and activities of the Authority.