By Emmanuel Asante Attakora, GNA
Accra, April 16, GNA - Mr. Emmanuel Sin yet Asigri, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Youth Authority (NYA), has advised the youth to be disciplined, during this year’s Easter celebration.
Mr. Asigri, whose outfit in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports are building ten multi-purpose youth centers nationwide, aimed at promoting youth development, made this known in a goodwill message to the youth.
According to Mr. Asigri, there was the need for the youth to focus on the real essence of Easter, which essentially was to recount the sacrifice made by Christ for the atonement of sins and to refrain from all manner of excesses and unproductive behavior.
“As we celebrate Easter, I wish to send my heartfelt greetings to all stakeholders of the NYA especially to the youth. I also want to use this occasion to express my 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 has 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 consultations towards a review of the National Youth Policy, had ended and that a nationwide survey to elicit inputs was currently underway.
He tasked the youth to actively participate in the process leading to a final, comprehensive and workable document that was relevant and one that adequately addresses the needs and concerns of our nation’s youth.
Mr. Asigri, noted that the campaign against drugs and substance abuse notably tramadol, which the Authority launched in August 2018, remains in earnest and called on the media to join hands with the Authority in the effort to address the danger.
Mr Asigri, who commended the media in their partnership in the campaign against drug abuse also appealed to other media outlets to also join the NYA in the campaign, to end the scourge of tramadol abuse and to help equip our youth to become responsible citizens armed to contribute their quota to the nation’s building and development exercise.