NYA to Lay Out New Youth Policy In 2018
The National Youth Authority (NYA) will in February 2018, lay out a new youth policy which would seek to meet the current technological and development trend.
Chief executive officer of the Authority, Emmanuel Asigri said the authority is in the process of reviewing the existing policy to meet the growing demand of the Ghanaian youth.
According to him, the policy which is supposed to be reviewed periodically has not been touched in a long time.
He added that, data which was picked to formulate the current youth policy was dated as far back as the year 2000; a development he thought had belittled the purpose of the policy.
According to him, the current youth policy has no implementation plan.
Speaking at an information sharing session to review the national youth policy with its stakeholders, Mr. Asigri, said: “When we saw the documents we questioned that how could they have gone as far back as 2000 to pick data when you know that you were coming up with a policy in just 2010, suggesting that 10 years after, that data was going to be relevant and it is quite scandalous.”
Mr. Asigri also said, his agency is going to make sure that it reaches all 216 districts across the country to solicit the views and concerns of organized youth groups.
This would afford the NYA the opportunity to capture their concerns in the new national youth polic.
“We want to come up with the various models that we are going to look at by putting in a team together that will touch all the 216 districts, so that as we go round the issues that are not so clear to the youth they will have a sense of direction”, he stressed.