United Nations Youth Association, Ghana inducts 275 Parliamentarians
275 Youth Members of Parliament were last week inducted into parliament by the United Nations Youth Association,(UNYA) Ghana in Accra.
The virtual induction ceremony was to make these young MP’s represent the 275 constituencies in Ghana and help achieve good governance in their jurisdiction.
Ms Lillian Sally Addo, Country Head of the Association, was the legal authority who conducted these new parliamentarians after they had gone through series of vetting and interviews over the previous month.
She charged the newly sworn Youth MPs to be diligent in their duties and dedicate their time to effectively work to achieve the goals and objectives of UNYA-Ghana.
The formation of the Youth Parliament, according to her, was to promote Resolution 2250 and most of the activities would be conducted under the supervision of Parliament of Ghana and the National Youth Authority.
In a remark, Ms Addo reiterated that the United Nations Youth Associations across the world were youth led organisations “that model the United Nations’ agenda and the main objective is to be the people’s movement for the United Nations.”
She said that, United Nations of which Ghana is a member, through the Security Council in 2015 adopted Resolution 2250 that talks about the inclusion of young people in the decision making process.
UNYA Ghana has over 5000 youth membership across the country and creating various initiatives to encourage all young people to get involved in pushing its agenda.
Admonishing the youth of Ghana, Ms Addo cautioned them to refrain from violence and bad influence from their peers.
The Country Head further advised the youth to voice out their candid opinions by using the right media.
Madam Kate Addo, Public Affairs Director of Parliament was also present at the induction ceremony to brief the newly sworn executives about Ghana’s Parliament and its proceedings.
Mr Martinson Yeboah Mintah, a diplomat and a policy analyst was the special guest at the ceremony.
By Alfred Nii Arday Ankrah