Youth development is key to national progress - DCE
April 14, 2011 Nalerigu (N/R), April 14, GNA - The District Chief Executive of the East Mamprusi, Mr Adam Imoro, has said the government would assist the youth to realise their dreams to foster national development.
He said the proper development of the human resource of the country would help to better address developmental challenges to ensure prosperity.
Mr Imoro was addressing the 37th Conference of Principals of Youth Leadership & Skills Training Institutes at Nalerigu in the East Mamprusi District.
The DCE appealed to implementers of policies, plans and programmes of the government to strategically position themselves to ensure that the National Youth Policy that had been designed was implemented to benefit the youth, the society and the country at large.
The conference, which was on the theme; "National Youth Policy, Prospects of Youth Leadership and Skills Training Institute", is being attended by principals of the various youth training institutes across the country.
Mr. Imoro said in building the nation, Youth Leadership and Skills Training Institutes cannot be over emphasised saying that: "These Institutions equip the youth with leadership skills, attitudes, values and ethics that will make them fit and impact positively on society."
He said the Youth Leadership Institutes had over the years provided technical, vocational and professional training to its graduates making them self-employed thus reducing unemployment among the youth.
The DCE stated: "Society is incomplete without the youth so also is a country. The youth constitute the real wealth and future of the country therefore addressing their hopes and aspirations will help solve the socio-economic challenges we are confronted with."
He also urged the youth to patronise the youth training institutes which offer courses in electrical engineering, building and construction, carpentry, dress making and ICT, which lead to the awards of diplomas that could enhance their lives.
Mr Imoro also appealed to the Principals of the Youth Training Institutes to make their training centres well-known to the public, especially the youth, because most of them were unaware of their existence.
He called on bureaucrats and public servants to educate the public about the good works of the government especially its Better Ghana Agenda.