The National Youth Authority on Thursday, September 3, 2020, inaugurated Bole Youth Parliament which held it first sitting on the theme “promoting the voices of young people through dialogue”.
The Youth Parliament is a platform that will prepare young people in making decisions at the local and national discourse organized by the National Youth Authority and sponsored by YEFL-Ghana.
Speaking at the Inauguration, the Regional Director for NYA, Mr E. B Gyan Ansah, said this is a way of inculcating into the youth the love and pride of our nation and above all our national aspirations which is in line with the 2010 National Youth Policy under review.
He said for inclusive development at the local government level, the youth must participate in community service, he noted.
Globally, development comes with volunteering Mr Gyan Ansah stated.
He urged the youth not be involved in political violence during, before and after the 2020 elections.
Speaking to Yagbon Radio, the Program officer for YEFL-Ghana, Mr Amidu Zul Yaden, said young people in decision making is an important way propelling development.
Mr Zul Yaden said there is a gap between young people and decision makers in decision making especially decisions that affect young people.
He said they thought is wise to create the Youth Parliamentary platform to give young people the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the development of their communities.
The Bole District Director for NYA, Samuel Naah said the motivation behind choosing sanitation as an agenda is because sanitation situation in the District needs attention.
The speaker for Bole Youth Parliament Her Lordship seidu Fatima, said they chose sanitation to create awareness of the situation in the District. And urged all to support the agenda of making Bole clean.
The District Chief Executive for Bole, Hon. Veronica Alele Herming lauded the members for the idea and pledged to support the youth parliament since it will provide young people the opportunity to contribute community and national development.