National Youth Authority urges youth to persevere for success
The Upper West Regional Director, National Youth Authority (NYA), Mr. Mumuni Sulemana, has charged the youth to persevere to succeed in spite of the myriad of challenges they encounter in their endeavour.
He said success was a product of determination and togetherness without which no individual could succeed and implored them to shun partisan politics and be united in one accord for their personal and national development.
Mr. Sulemana made the call at the 9th edition of the Upper West Youth and Mentors Achievers Awards ceremony held at the Royal Cosy Hills Hotel in Jirapa in the Upper West Region, as part of activities to Mark the African Youth Day celebration.
The awards ceremony which was on the theme “Building Society by Appreciating the Roles Played by Our Legends” saw Radio Mak’s Drive Time host, Hussein Gogah being honored under the Youth Ambassadorial category as Developmental Pillar of the Year in the media industry.
Others included former President John Mahama and Vice President Dr Mahamuud Bawumia among others for their roles in the development of the three regions of the north.
The Awards recognized over 20 young and elderly people who were contributing diversely towards the development of the society.
Mr. Sulemana noted that the Upper West Region was one of the regions with industrious people but regretted that the in ability of the people to maximise the rich diversity that existed between them was impeding development.
“Upper West remains the poorest region because we do not use the diversity that exist between our people, we are only allowing that diversity to spoil a lot of things that we could have done together and that is what is downplaying our development,” Mr. Sulemana explained.
The Jirapa Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Madam Christine Bonbanye Amadu, commended the NYA for the efforts to recognise and honour the deserving young people in the region which would serve as a motivation to them to contribute to national development.
She explained that government had put in place measures including the Nation Builder’s Corps (NABCO), One-District-One-Factory, among others to encourage the youth to contribute to national development and appealed to them to desist from negative practices such as galamsey and armed robbery which were inimical to national development.
She congratulated the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Royal Cosy Hills Hotel, Eric Johnson, for offering job opportunities for the teeming youth in the region and challenged the illustrious sons and daughters of the region to emulate him by contributing to the development of their communities.