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?
Content created and supplied by: JUKELAFRICA (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More