Caleb Kuleke, GNA
Ho, Feb. 01, GNA –
Mr Sylvester Tetteh, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Youth
Authority (NYA), has asked staff of the Authority to help address issues of the
youth devoid of political colourisation.
“Issues of the youth
don’t know any political colours,” he said, adding that it was important for
staff to put their political colours aside and work effectively on their core mandate.
Mr Tetteh said this
at a meeting with the staff in Ho during a working visit to the Volta Region to
acquaint himself with the operations of the Authority and inspect its projects.
The visit was also
to share with the officers at the Regional, Metropolitan, Municipal and
District levels the policy and programmes the Authority is developing at the
Mr Tetteh said the
NYA would do all it could within its potentials to ensure issues of
unemployment in the country was reduced to the barest minimum, adding;
“Posterity would judge all of us if we shelve our responsibility as officers.”
It was also putting
measures in place to engage the youth in skills training to be able to fend for
themselves and contribute meaningfully to national development.
Mr Tetteh assured
the staff of plans to improve their welfare and urged them to continue to give
of their best for accelerated socio-economic development.
He said the NYA was
engaging the University of Ghana to build staff capacity and equip them with
the requisite skills and knowledge to discharge their duties effectively.
He warned the
officers against absenteeism and lateness to avoid being sanctioned.
Mr Yao Semorde, the
Volta Regional Director of the NYA, said the Region was undertaking some
programmes to support the youth.
collaboration with the local Chapter of the Ghana Tailors and Dressmakers
Association to provide skills training for the youth, especially single parent
teenagers, so they could take care of themselves.
Mr Semorde, however,
noted that the lack of funds was a key factor militating against the smooth
running of their programmes and called for support.