Kofi Annan, Former U.N. Secretary General Former UN General Secretary, Kofi Annan has called on African governments to invest in the youth and give them opportunity to lead. Speaking during a lecture on leadership and public service dubbed ‘An afternoon with Kofi Annan’ organized by the alumni of his alma mater Mfantsipim College, Kofi Annan […]
Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo says there is no vacancy at the public sector for unemployed Ghanaians. Speaking at the Ghana Economic Forum Monday, the former Finance Minister said the public sector is already choked with teeming workers. “There will not be any additional employment in the public sector”, […]
The recent tussle in parliament over the posture of the Minority took centre stage in the closing remarks of both sides of the house and that of the speaker as the house rounded up its business for recess. The Minority Leader Haruna Idrissu said the minority remains firm and resolute in articulating its concerns in […]
Issues at the Electoral Commission have been raging since last week with divergent views on how the matter should be resolved. The President has fowarded the petition to impeach the EC chairperson to the Chief Justice. On GBC’s Current Affairs Programme Talking Point, a research fellow at IDEG, Clara Berri said developments at the EC […]
Ghana can access $500 million annually from the African Development Bank for development programmes , over a three year period, following President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s prudent management of the economy. The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, Wednesday, declared: “We will we work with you to move Ghana towards the commercial […]
The legislator at the centre of the motion to have the AMERI agreement rescinded, K.T. Hammond, says his own independent investigations into the deal also reveal Ghana will lose at least $150 million to AMERI. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr. Hammond said his motion was “on the basis of very clear evidence of a few […]
Government has insisted it will not subscribe unto the Policy Sector Initiative (PSI) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after the deal expires in December 2018. The NPP argues that the fund’s intervention has least improved the economy. Former Finance Minister, Seth Terkper has suggested that Ghana signs onto the PSI to benefit from financial […]
The National Peace Council has now called for a probe into the allegations surfacing at the Electoral Commission as a result of a public dispute between the EC Chairperson, Charlotte Osei, and her two deputies. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, Chairman of the Council, Professor Emmanuel Asante, who had earlier called for an arbitration […]
The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has ripped Ghana’s media landscape to shreds, saying it is bereft of unity and so money-grabbing that those who jump to the defence of the press when oppressed only end up being embarrassed by the same fourth estate. These two shortcomings, according to CODEO, have made the country’s […]
President Akufo-Addo’s encounter with the media will deepen political accountability in the country, a senior Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Prof. Ransford Gyampo has said. “Democracies thrive when we try at all times to evolve proactive conventions beyond the formal-legal rules and blue prints and so I think it is very innovative […]
Details On Leadership & Governance
Like they say, ‘when two elephants fight, the grass suffers’.
Today, young people are lost and caught in the middle of heated debate between the two major political parties we have in the country. Even worse, we have many young people joining the unhealthy fray instead of taking a stand geared towards getting our leaders to redirect their focus towards national development.
The polarized nature of our political system today has stifled Ghana’s growth and stagnated its progress. The program will seek to discuss ways by which we can encourage young people to be more independent and assertive in their thinking regardless of their political affiliation.
The program will discuss ways by which we can help young people find their voice in the governance process and actively involve them in the growth the country desperately needs. The Youth Agenda TV Series will be a platform where young people will have the opportunity to voice out their hard concerns about recent happenings in the political space ranging from corruption, political appointment, accountability(at the district and state levels), trading of indecent language between political leaders and a host of others.
The program will also bring to light and teach key leadership skills young people need to start adopting and these will cover communication and public speaking, diplomacy, self-confidence, volunteerism and community or social work etc.