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TV3's Johnnie Hughes - What Dr. Akoto Afriyie Told Me Shows The Kind Of Leaders We Have In This Country

Brad Bradley, a philosopher, once said that good leaders bring the best out of others. The success of a team is directed by a leader who has the right focus.

The youth all over the world are celebrating Friday 12th August 2022 as the International Youth Day.

It is an undeniable fact that the country's youth have usually complained about lack of opportunities in the country. Interestingly, the government has introduced the National Youth Employment programme, NABCO and other initiatives. Are these initiatives working for the youth?

In fact, the top government officials do not belong to the age group of the 'youth category' as they fall above the age of 35years.

Dr. Akoto Afriyie, Agyeman Manu and other ministers are more than sixty years old. Do they really do know how to support these youth initiatives? Why are the NABCO Trainees still waiting for their unpaid allowances? What is happening to the youth unemployment rate? Does the Government have the youth at heart?

On Friday, 12th August 2022, TV3 broadcast Journalist Johnny Hughes expressed worry about how the youth are treated in the country. He recounted how he asked the Agric Minister Dr. Akoto Afriyie about why the youth are not attracted into the Agric sector. He added that he asked the Minister, a question that bothers on why the Agric sector that makes use of huge machines, does not have more youth but rather old adults.

Johnny Hughes explained: The Agric Minister's response was that , 'what is my definition of an old person?'.

"If I had given him a response, they would have found it offensive", Johnny Hughes added.

According to Johnny Hughes, he was surprised about the response that the Agric Minister told him and that shows the kind of leaders in the country. Johnny Hughes stated that he did not provide a response to the Agric Minister and he took that as a rhetorical question.

What are your thoughts on the ongoing discussion? Are the youth provided the right opportunities? As we celebrate the International youth Day, do the youth have the enabling environment in the country?

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