Plan International Ghana, Oxfam in Ghana, Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG) and Foundation and Security and Development in Africa ( FOSDA) have jointly launched the Ghana Youth Manifesto towards 2020 general elections and beyond.
A statement released on Thursday July 9, 2020 indicated that The African Youth Charter, which is under the African Union has instructed member states of the African Union to “Guarantee the participation of youth in parliament and other decision- making bodies in accordance with the prescribed laws” (Article 11,2a). Hence, leading to the creation of the Ghana Youth Manifesto.
“The African Youth Charter enjoins member states of the African Union to “Guarantee the participation of youth in parliament and other decision- making bodies in accordance with the prescribed laws” (Article 11,2a). Similarly, the UN Youth Strategy and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for inclusive society where the voices, aspirations and views of the youth are considered in decision-making processes.”
“In view of this, Plan International Ghana, Oxfam in Ghana, Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG) and Foundation and Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA) have jointly launched the Ghana Youth Manifesto project towards the 2020 general elections and beyond”. the statement said.
The Ghana Youth Manifesto will to give the youth of Ghana the opportunity and the platform to shape the political discourse and enhance socio-economic developments mostly affecting the youth
“The Ghana Youth Manifesto will offer the youth of Ghana the space and opportunity to shape the political discourse aimed at enhancing the social and economic capital of the youth and projecting developmental issues affecting the youth.”
More about the Ghana Youth Manifesto
The Ghana Youth Manifesto is a comprehensive compilation of youth policy options and proposals to place youth issues and perspectives at the heart of Ghana’s development agenda, and thereafter form the basis for national youth policy. It contains the views, aspirations, perspectives and issues of youth, and covers most aspects of contemporary youth development issues, taking into account internationally agreed frameworks such as the World Programme of Action for Youth and the African Youth Charter. The Ghana Youth Manifesto is the outcome of young people’s interconnected efforts and those of various stakeholders in youth development in Ghana. Therefore it is owned by a broad constituency of youth from all parts of the country. It is a non-partisan document.
Therefore, starting this month, the project is set to begin virtually with a list of developmental issues which includes Gender Equality, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth and Diplomacy among others.
The results from this project would be presented to political parties for consideration in their next government and other development stakeholders in Ghana.
How to Apply
To participate in the online survey, please fill the form here https://forms.gle/rvq9XvNE2qLYZSxm9
Student groups and other youth organizations in Ghana are highly entreated to participate in the Ghana Youth Manifesto and reach out to [email protected] or https://www.youthadvocatesghana.org or call +233 242 842 833 / 206 077 870 for more information.
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Story by: Kelly Adjetey Boye | universnewsroom.com