Managing Director of Samartex Timber and Plywood Company Limited, Richard Nsenkyire is calling for the building of youth development centers countrywide which would help sustain a coordinated counseling and mentorship youth development program geared towards instilling positive attitudinal ethics in Ghana’s youth.
The centers to be established in strategic locations should also seek to develop well structured internship and placement programs to promote life coaching and community mentorship.
Richard Nsenkyire made the call at a program to mark this year’s International Youth Day celebration at Asankrangwa themed : The role of the youth in contributing to quality education in Ghana.
International Youth Day is an awareness day designated by the United Nations to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth development in the world. International Youth Day is observed annually on August 12 every year. It is meant as an opportunity for governments and others to draw attention to youth issues worldwide. During the day, concerts, workshops, cultural events, and meetings involving national and local government officials and youth organizations take place around the world.
Speaking as the chairman of the Western Region Youth Committee, He said his outfit intends implementing a work plan towards galvanizing the youth for positive action and development by creating the enabling environment for the youth to become employable and independent future leaders.
Mr. Nsenkyire believes the youth are the trustees of tomorrow and as pillars of nation building there is the need for the implementation of youth policies that create adequate opportunities for youth skills acquisition. “Youth development centers that provide vocational training courses for gainful employment towards sustainable income generation among the youth is a prerequisite for nation building and Ghana must act swiftly and now”, He pointed out.
The Sarmatex MD maintained that such a move will help the youth get on a path of success while offering access to integrated, responsive programs and services that prepare the youth for current and emerging needs within the job market.
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