Be restrained during Christmas celebrations – Youth Authority CEO

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Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Sylvester M. Tetteh, has advised the youth to be moderate, well-behaved and prudent during this year’s Christmas celebrations.

The NYA boss in a statement advised the youth to focus on the real essence of the yuletide, which essentially is to recount the birth of the Messiah and admonished them to refrain from all manner of excesses and unproductive behavior.

“As we celebrate Christmas, I wish to send my heartfelt greetings to all stakeholders of the NYA especially to the youth,” he noted.

The Member of Parliament-elect for Bortianor-Ngleshie-Amanfro Constituency of Accra also expressed “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 have 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.

NYA boss, Sylvester Tetteh
NYA boss, Sylvester Tetteh

National Youth Policy

Mr. Tetteh said processes for the review of the National Youth Policy have ended and that, a cabinet memo for the draft policy has also been prepared and presented to cabinet for consideration and approval.

He, therefore, tasked the youth to actively participate in the process of the country’s governance, particularly through the District, Regional and National Youth Parliaments.

He noted that the campaign for peace before, during and after the elections, which the Authority launched as part of this year’s (2020) Africa Youth Day Celebrations, remains in earnest and called on the media to join hands with the Authority in the effort to advance the campaign.

“I hereby applaud you, the media, for your partnership with the Authority in the discharge of our mandate over the years and would like to appeal to all of you to continue to join hands with the NYA in this well intentioned pursuit to sustain our country’s peace whilst equipping and positioning our youth to become responsible citizens armed to contribute their quota to the nation’s building and development exercise,” the CEO reiterated.

Collaboration with stakeholders

Mr. Tetteh reechoed the NYA’s preparedness and resolve to collaborate with 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 and I can say without equivocation that I am placed in a unique position to appreciate the uniqueness and dynamism of our youth and I shall continue to work hard especially now as a Member of Parliament to champion the concerns of the youth and ensure that their needs are well catered for,” he added.

He finally also expressed appreciation to the government, the Authority’s partners, particularly STAR Ghana, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the UN system, Actionaid, Youth Bridge Foundation and the media for their continued partnership and support of the Authority’s operations and programs.

SourceAngel FM

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