Youth development is important to government - WCR governor

Monday, January 08, 2018

The governor of West Coast Region, Ebrima Mballow, has underscored the importance government attached to youth development and empowerment to attain sustainable development.

In an interview with the point, Governor Mballow, noted that young people’s participation in the National Youth Conference and Festival (NAYCONF) to discuss key development challenges would contribute immensely to the policy making process to design appropriate projects and programs that would enhance socio-economic advancement.

He commended the local organising committee for providing technical support and identification of delegates to ensure the region was fully represented and compete in events and other academic disciplines.

According to him, the successes registered by the young people of his region are clear manifestations that the young people have potentials that would enable them contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic development of the country.

He reiterated his office’s willingness in working closely with NGO’s operating within his region to uplift the welfare of the young, especially the returnees through skill acquisition, citing satellite installation, mobile repair amongst others.

Governor Mballow however challenged the relevant authorities to make best use of the action plan that emanates from NACONF while thanking parents for the trust and confidence bestowed in the local organising committee by allowing their children to participate in NAYCONF.

The regional youth coordinator, Musa Jarra, dwelled on the importance of the convergence, adding that young people came up with 2018 and 2019 action plans that would guide government.

He commended the regional governor for his support and guidance to the committee, saying it has contributed immensely to their success.

 Jarra also thanked everyone who in one way or the other made West Coast Region achieve its desire in winning 7 major group trophies and an individual trophy. 

Author: Abdoulie Nyockeh
Source: Picture: Governor Ebrima Mballow