NANA ADDO SHOULD CREATE A SEPARATE YOUTH MINISTRY

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo -Addo, I have observed keenly the two batches of your ministerial appointments. You are yet to communicate your final batch.

You created Railway Development Ministry from Roads and Highways, you also created Sanitation and Water Resources from, Ministry of Water Resources works and Housing.

A critical observation tells me that, you are focusing more on sectors, which is very good.

However, you cannot disappoint the majority of our population who constitute the youth bracket. Nana, we need a #SEPARATE #YOUTH #MINISTRY.

The current protocol where youth and sports are combined under one ministry has never helped the youth.

That ministry and their ministers have primarily focused on sports, particularly football especially black stars for reasons best known to them.

Elsewhere, where there is a dedicated ministry for youth.

Youth development is high on the agenda and the youth have contributed positively to the socio-economic development of this country.

One reason that accounts for the huge youth unemployment in this country is due to the fact that no one seems to be responsible for youth matters.

Ghanaian youth are doing a lot of things. We are very innovative and creative.

There is no co-ordination among state agencies purporting to be working for youth.

The best gift you can give to the young people of this country is to dedicate one ministry for our activities and progress.

#YouthMinistryNow Yours in Youth Service

Author: Richard Apau

Director, Programs and Projects

Youth Without Borders (YWB) Ghana

rapau@ywbghana.org 0541531368 www.ywbghana.org