As NAYCOM launches Agri-business initiative PYA calls youths to embrace agriculture
Presidential Youth Aide Bai Mahmoud Bangura on Tuesday 11th March, at the one-day forum organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs, in collaboration with the National Youth Commission (NYC) at the Presidential Hall, National Stadium, called on youths of Sierra Leone to see agriculture as the most sure and most sustainable self -employment alternative.
Bai Mamoud revealed that this is the only sector in which academic and skilled qualifications are not paramount and the possibility of being a master of your own business is great. Youths must take advantage of this situation in order for them to develop themselves. “It is central in the A4P”.
The Presidential Youth Aide noted that the only sure universal alternative for mass youth employment in Sierra Leone is agriculture, which according him, the country has the great potentials in terms of land provision, “Our country has agricultural potential in all regions and districts which makes it possible for equitable opportunities for all ready youths,” he stressed
He further called on young people to embrace this opportunity for the development of the Youth in Sierra Leone.
The Deputy Commissioner NYC, Miss Aminata Sillah elucidated on the objective of the forum while the Minister of Youth Affairs, Hon Alimany A Kamara gave the keynote address.
The forum attracted a lot of speakers including the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, FAO Representative etc., and youth representatives from across the country.
By Alhaji Dauda Musa Bangura
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