Mr Eric Gyan Ansah, the Upper East Regional Coordinator of the National Youth Authority (NYA), has called on youth in the region to help maintain peace and security as the two are essential in this election season.
He said it was worthwhile to be tolerant and respectful of each other instead of being forceful and aggressive as this could cause violence and destruction.
Mr Ansah made the call at this year’s International Youth Day marked in Bawku on the theme: “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and achieving sustainable production and consumption”.
He urged young people to identify the roles they could play in all the national schemes and involve themselves so they could feel a sense of commitment to the overall national aspiration.
Mr Ansah called on the youth to embrace employable skilled training programmes rolled out by government as it would help them to become independent.
Mr Sachibu Leyawdeen, the Country Programme Coordinator for the United Nations Population Fund urged the youth focus on issues that that would bring development, aim high and work hard to achieve their goals.
Mr Issaku Bukari, the Chief Executive of the Bawku Municipal Assembly, in a speech read on his behalf by Mr Immurana Dramani, Deputy Coordinating Director of the Assembly, said government had put in place many interventions geared towards reducing youth unemployment in the country.
Many modules including the youth in community protection, fire, health and teaching among others were ongoing and some young people were benefiting from it, he said.