Youth in development, a non-political, non-profit youth group, has appealed to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Alhaji Muhammed Muntaka, to expand the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) to engage more youth to be useful to the country’s growth.
The group said it was looking forward to the Ministry of Youth and Sports to design programmes that would bring out the best in the Ghanaian youth, especially in the area of sports.
In a congratulatory message, the group appealed to the minister to lobby Parliament to help pass the Youth Policy bill into law.
The group expressed the hope that Alhaji Muntaka would use his youthful exuberance to help tap and harness the creative potential of the youth for the socio-economic advancement of the country.
“We know you are very passionate about the development of the youth. We therefore assure you of our maximum cooperation in any area to help the youth of Ghana to develop,” it stated.
The group also expressed its appreciation to President Mills for appointing a number of youthful Ministers such as Mr Haruna Iddrisu for the Communications Ministry, Mrs Zita Okaikoi for the Ministry of Information and Alhaji Muntaka, as well as many more youthful deputy ministers.