Ho MCE calls for effective PPP to develop skills of the youth

The Ho Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Divine R.K. Bosson, has called for effective Private-Public Partnership (PPP) to develop the potentials of the youth in the municipality.

According to him, the significant role PPP could play in achieving development of the potentials of the youth in building a healthy and attractive city could not be overemphasised, saying the youth are the future of the Ho municipality and the country as a whole, and that collective efforts should be made to promote their development.

The Ho MCE, who was speaking on the theme: ‘’Building a Young People Inclusive City, the Role of the Private-Public Partnerships,’’ at a three day meeting organised by a Ho based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO),  Node Eight Foundation in Ho recently, Mr Bosson said the youth are endowed with skills that need to be developed.

He noted that the youth had been gifted with energy, creativity and dynamism that are very vital in driving economic growth and social development.

Mr Bosson observed that Youth Inclusive City was actively engaging the youth to effectively participate in the decision-making process, prioritised their well-being and provide them with access to available opportunities that would promote their growth and development.

He said PPP could only succeed in promoting a youth inclusive agenda if the partners mobilise resources and expertise to provide the necessary support for the youth to enable them to leverage on the strengths of each of the partners and create innovative solutions that would address the unique needs of young people.

The Managing Director of Node Eight Foundation, Mr Courage Komla Asase, said his outfit had carefully drawn a three year development programme for the youth in the Ho Municipality to prepare them adequately to take up available opportunities in the area.

Mr Asase explained that as part of the youth development programme, young people would be engaged frequently to identify problems that militate against their growth and development, as well as to identify available opportunities that they could take advantage of to develop.

He further explained that after soliciting the views of the youth in the Ho Municipality, as well as identifying their challenges and opportunities, a non-political manifesto would be developed to guide his outfit to develop the youth to live in a healthy city of Ho, where opportunities for their development would be made available and attractive to them.

Mr Asase stressed that the non-political manifesto, would include the aspirations of the youth, available opportunities and identifiable problems that work against youth development. These problems, he said,   would be addressed to encourage them to become active participants in the decision-making process.

He said the objective of Node Eight Foundation is to collaborate effectively with the Ho Municipal Assembly and other agencies and organisations to promote youth development in a peaceful city, where youth employment problems would be removed and creation of opportunities that would allow them to stay and work in the area would be provided.


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