Ghana pledged to provide equal opportunities for young people – Minister
Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance, said the government is committed to putting in place policies and programs that will provide equal opportunities for young people to foster their growth and development.
He said that young people are the backbone of the country’s economic growth and therefore there is a need to empower them to achieve this goal.
He was speaking in Tamale at a Springboard Youth Dialogue, organized by the Springboard Road Show Foundation (SRSF).
It was on the theme; “Repositioning – Bounce back from COVID-19 and find opportunities”.
The event was a motivational and personal development program that brought together selected youth from the North region for mentorship.
Mr. Ofori-Atta, who was the guest speaker at the event, noted that as part of Ghana’s plans to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the “Ghana Cares Obatanpa” program was being rolled out to boost the country’s economic growth for the next three years.
He advised young people to take advantage of this initiative and other interventions such as the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) to improve their livelihoods.
“We need to create a supportive ecosystem for young people that will allow them to be part of the nation’s economic transformation agenda, and these interventions and many more will do just that.”
The finance minister encouraged young people to take advantage of technology and digitization to seize opportunities to develop businesses that would ensure their well-being.