By Nana A. Agyei-tripple
Paapa Assan, Central Regional Director, NYA
Paapa Assan, Central Regional Director, NYA

National Youth Authority (NYA) of Ghana host zonal regional youth development stakeholders' dialogue forum last Saturday at SSNIT House, Takoradi.

The forum which themed '' Review of youth policy development in Ghana since the launch of the national youth policy: consultations for further action''.

In order to empower Ghanaian Youth and ensuring their access to national development investment opportunities, the forum aimed at three (3) prismatic areas such as: Good governance, Strategic partnerships for implementation and dissemination of the youth policy.

Speaking at the forum was the director of programmes, Mr Stephen Mensah-Etibah. On his presentation he said '' the vision of the authority is to become a unique public sector youth development service organization, responsive to the empowerment needs of the Ghanaian youth and ensuring their access to national development investment opportunities''.

We exist to provide the relevant and conducive environment that defines and supports the implementation of effective frontline youth empowerment practices, focusing on young people's participation in socio-economic and political development whilst facilitating private and third sector provider investments in youth empowerment – he added.

The main function of the National Youth Authority is to develop a strong and disciplined youth imbued with the spirit of Nationalism and sense of public service and morality.

Papa Assan on the other hand advised young people to halt away from fierceness especially in this year's election.

The forum was graced by Mr J.K Manu director of research NYA, Mr Bright Asare Greater Accra regional director NYA and other dignitaries.

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