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NYSS Youth Co-ordinator leaves for Burkina Faso

Aug 7, 2008, 6:33 AM | Article By: By Nfamara Jawneh

Ebou Sowe, Youth Co-ordinator and head of the Inspectorate Department of the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSS), is set to attend the 3rd ECOWAS Youth Forum in Kombissiri, Burkina Faso.

Mr. Sowe, who left the country today, will be taking part in a five-day regional forum from the 8th to the 12th of August 2008.

Speaking to the Youth Forum in his office yesterday, shortly before his departure, Mr Sowe revealed that the forum will bring together about 45 participants from the sub-region. The forum, he said, is organised by ECOWAS in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Employment of Burkina Faso. He further revealed that it aims at analysing constraints and elaborating measures to be undertaken in order to make sub-regional youth associative movements more dynamic.

"I am of the conviction that this ECOWAS Youth Forum is of paramount importance to the development of Africa, particularly the youth. It is envisaged that it will elaborate recommendations in order to make youth associative movements meet the sub-regional context and it will also favour exchanges between participants and representatives of organisations in charge of youth," Sowe stated.

Meanwhile, Mr Sowe has expressed gratitude to ECOWAS through the NYSS and the Department of State for Youth and Sports for organising what he describes as a platform that will enable youth discuss pertinent issues to their development, the ECOWAS sub-region and Africa at large.

It will be recalled that the 2nd ECOWAS Youth Forum was held in The Gambia from August 7th to 12th, 2006.