The Country Head of United Nations Youth Ghana Ambassador, Isaac V. Ankomah, has cautioned all the youth across the country to be agents for peace during and after the 2020 general elections. He said the future belongs to the Youth and it is in their interest to promote peace.
He urged them to put Ghana first in all they do and not to allow their political differences to influence them in any way to disrupt the peace of the land. “We want peace, it doesn’t matter your political affiliation, let’s put Ghana first,’ he said.
According to Ambassador Ankomah, during elections, the youth are the main instruments used by political aspirants to perpetrate violence and as part of the organisation’s efforts to ensure peace, it would embark on a nationwide tour to preach peace to the youth of the Nations.
He also called on the traditional councils to welcome UN Youth Ghana representatives whenever they knock on their doors, adding that the youth would bring on board innovative ideas to help bridge the gap between the youth
and their traditional leaders.
He, therefore, called for the support of corporate Ghana, Civil Society Organisations and government to partner the Association to achieve its goals, since most of their members were volunteers who needed some funding to
help drive the UN Youth Ghana agenda.
The Country Head tasked the youth to Chanel their energies into productive venture and shun any acts of political vigilantism in the lead up to this year’s presidential and parliamentary election to advance the country’s democratic credentials.
Ambassador Isaac V. Ankomah, made this assertion during a press briefing on this year’s international youth day which is to celebrate young people’s voice, actions and initiatives as well as meaningful.
To him, Dr. Antonio Guiffrida, world Bank Official for Ghana making his presentation on “Poor education to effect Ghana’s human capital , noted that about 56% of Ghana’s human capital would go waste in the next 18 years because of the poor quality of the country’s education system and this would translate into lack of capacity to support sustainable national development,’ Ambassador disclosed.
In view of this, UN Youth Ghana would launch a Ten (10) years strategic blueprint on how to build the human capacity index of the youths in Ghana , across the continent and globe and also develop their unique human intelligence to change the above narrative in the next 18 years.
UN Youth Ghana pledges its unflinching support for every Ghana youth, across the continent and the globe and also would not renege on its responsibility to build the human capacity index of every Ghanaian youth , every youth in the continent and the world at large.
Ambassador Isaac V. Ankomah, Concluded by calling on all stakeholders, The Ministry of Youth and Sports, The National Youth Authority, the Youth employment agency and the Diaspora to join forces with the UN Youth Ghana to help and support them actualize this dream and vision.