Ghana has been graded a “flawed democracy” in the latest Democracy Index Report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Ghana appeared in the same category as the United States of America, which according to the report, was a standard-bearer in democratic practices. The report themed “Revenge of the Deplorables” mentions Norway as the lead in […]
Reputed rating establishment and Africa’s leading Media and Public Relations firm, Avance Media has announced the 50 finalists for the 2016 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians ranking. The ranking which was launched last year had the Investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas voted as the 2015 Most Influential Young Ghanaian. After receiving nominations from the public […]
The director of programmes and projects of Youth Without Borders (YWB) Ghana, Richard Apau, has appealed to President Akufo-Addo to create a separate youth ministry. “A critical observation tells me that, you are focusing more on sectors, which is very good,” he said in a statement. He added: “However, you cannot disappoint the majority of […]
The Graduate Students Association of Ghana in the USA (GRASAG-USA) has lauded Ghanaians for a peaceful presidential and parliamentary elections held last month and the subsequent serenity that characterized the transfer of power. President John Mahama on Saturday handed the baton of leadership to veteran opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo who defeated him in the December […]
Vice President of policy think tank, Imani Ghana has laid into Ghanaian Members of Parliament, saying “most of them can’t sufficiently express themselves in English”. Kofi Bentil is of the opinion that the benchmarks in the selection of MPs in the country are mediocre, thus, allow every Tom, Dig and Harry to aspire to become […]
Former UN-Boss Mr. Kofi Annan has issued a statement on his foundation’s website challenging global leaders to answer and address tough questions in the new year. In his statement Mr Annan touched on areas covering climate change and the wider sustainable development agenda including supporting peace and reconciliation. Below is a transcript of Mr Annan’s […]
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated Ghanaians for their huge role in the preservation of national peace during the December 7th general elections which saw the leader of the largest opposition party in Ghana emerging as winner and president-elect. He also commended voters for turning out in large numbers to participate in the presidential […]
With barely 48hours before voting begins on December 7th, Youth Agenda brings to your attention important information you need to know while preparing to cast your vote on Wednesday. Below are 10 steps to follow when voting. Steps on how to Vote: Step 1: On election day, go to the Polling Station with your Voter […]
Today is December 1st and a special election day for Ghana’s security apparatus, the EC as well as the media. On December 7, millions of eligible Ghanaian voters will be heading to the polls to decide who leads them as President of the Nation. As we prepare for December 7 Youth Agenda wishes to […]
Renowned Businessman and Presidential Candidate for PPP Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom has said Ghana’s poor economic standing could be put down to poor governance and leadership.He stated categorically, “We are a people made poor by bad governance practices and a leadership prepared to accept less than what our God-given abundant natural resources must provide,” he […]
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.