POKUASE (G/A), April 12-2012, NYA
NYA OFFICIALS TOURS THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH HEADQUARTERS IN THE GA WEST-ACCRA
Mr. Emmanuel Right Rooney, an executive member of the Nzema Youth Association, has appealed to the government to give more logistics to the National Youth Employment Programme.
Briefing the members of the Nzema Youth Association`s chapter in Pokuase-Amasaman during his tour of the National Agricultural Research Centre at Pokuase in the GA-West District of the Greater Accra region. Mr. Emmanuel Rooney said young people are always deceived by some politicians with money to cause trouble whiles such lucrative ventures such as animal farming were left almost unexploited.
He said before peace could be achieved the youth should be engaged by the National Youth Employment Authority and be given salaries and equipment to work with.
He said the youth were causing violence and becoming more violent because of the severe unemployment problems. He said they as an association does not have logistics in their offices to sensitize, create awareness and educate the people in the rural areas.
In an interview with the Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nuhu Mohammed, he said “For decades, the Ghanaian government and international donors have neglected agriculture, despite its importance to Ghanaian lives. If Ghana is going to be built better then the international community needs to generously support the Ghanaian government’s agricultural investment plan, efforts should prioritize agriculture to reduce poverty and improve access to food in both rural and urban Ghana…”
Government must pay special attention to the Agricultural sector to equip the youth to become useful citizens.
He added that “strong, sustainable agricultural and rural development is critical to the success of the Ghanaian youth”.