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Ghana

Youth demand their inclusion in policy formulation

By
Emilia Addea,GNA

Accra (GA/R), Jan.
13, GNA – The representatives of the Youth in Natural Resources and
Environmental Governance (NREG) have called on President Nana Addo Dankwa
Akufo-Addo, Co-chair of the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) of the United
Nations to fast-track actions for active youth inclusion.

This should also
include; the governance of the Natural Resources and Environment sector of the
country.

The group also
called for the provision of a youth representation in the work of the Public
Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) 
in the management of the oil revenue of the country.

The youth made the
call at a meeting in Accra.

The youth also
commended the introduction of the National Youth Policy (NYP) and its
provisions especially the measures underway to provide alternative livelihood
programmes for the youth engaged in negative practices that affected the
environment.

The NYP is also to
provide regular rewards for young people whose ideas and activities ensure
better understanding and preservation of their local environment.

The group also
called for the  formalisation of youth
inclusion in Ghana’s National Determined Contributions and National Adaptation
Plan  and called for determined efforts
to promote recycling technology in  waste
management in the country .

The group called for
policies to redirect the energies of young people in illegal mining into a well
regulated community mining.

The Youth – NREG
platform provides space for learning and sharing of ideas among young people
working in different environmental sectors as well as creates opportunity for
joint advocacy.

GNA

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