Youth empowerment must be central in government policies

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Youth empowerment and development must be central to the government policies since they contribute immensely toward the development of the country.

Young peoples’ participation in national development is fundament because their efforts would enable the country to attain its development aspirations. Development challenges would contribute immensely to the policy making process to design appropriate projects and programs that would enhance socio-economic advancement.

The successes registered by Gambia’s young people are clear manifestation that young people have potentials that would enable them to contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic development of the country.

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) operating in the country should help government in order to uplift the welfare of the young, especially the migrant returnees through skill acquisition, citing satellite installation, mobile repair amongst others.

Government should strive to improve and empower youth for them to contribute their quota to the national development. Young people have come up with two action plans to empower and develop themselves and need government intervention to achieve those desire objectives in life.

The youth appealed to the government to support them in order to realize their development action plans that would enable them to contribute to their quota to the national development.

Government must support and empower to youth in the country that would assist them in achieving their dreams and aspirations in life.