A crosssection of participants at the forum

Youth Harvest Foundation, in partnership with Civil Society Organizations has held a one-day youth forum in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region to provide a platform for the youth to engage political parties on their 2020 election manifestoes relative to youth development.

The forum, the first of its kind was on the theme; “Political Parties Manifesto on Youth Development in Ghana.”

Political party representatives at the youth forum

Addressing at the forum, Acting Executive Director of Youth Harvest Foundation, David Ayine, outlined the commitment of the organizing bodies in youth development.

“We as the Youth Harvest Foundation and the other civil society organizations are committed to the pursuance of initiatives that bring hope and redirection to young people.” He said.

He added that his outfit over the years has been committed to the overall development and welfare of young people in the Upper East Region and beyond.

Upper East Regional Minister, Tangoba Abayage, in a speech read on her behalf by Yvonne Wentua said the youth, as leaders of the country in the next generation, need to be guided to become responsible leaders.

She charged political parties at the forum to use the platform as an opportunity to educate the youth on what they have in stock with regards to development of this country.”

She further called on the youth not to allow themselves to be use to foment troubles in the run up to the December polls.

On her part, Florence Lardi Mananizor, a representative of the National Peace Council, underscored the need for all to work towards ensuring peace before, during and after the elections.

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Political parties present at the youth forum were the National Democratic Congress (NDC), New Patriotic Party (NPP), Convention People’s Party (CPP) and Ghana Union Movement (GUM).

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHZ| Agyeyuure Philomina |Ghana

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