Plan for youths’ success this year – Granger

Opposition Leader David Granger says Guyana should resolve to make this the ‘Year for Youth’ as its future lies inescapably in the hands of its young people and as such the best preparations should be put in place to foster their success.

“Young people today constitute seventy per cent of our prison population. They are the majority of our poor and unemployed. They are our street children and child labourers who are being robbed of a bright future. They deserve better,” Granger said in his New Year’s message.

He further noted that this year must be one in which young people can look forward to a good life, where fewer of them become victims of crime or are forced to grow up hungry, poor, on the streets or in jail.

Instead, Guyana’s ‘Year for Youth’ must be one in which its young people can be educated in well-equipped and well-staffed schools; in which the number of dropouts at both the primary and secondary levels are reduced; in which graduates can expect to be employed and the high rate of migration of educated graduates is lowered.

According to the Opposition Leader, the year must be the beginning of an era in which education; employment and empowerment of young people are enhanced. These needs must be embodied in a new National Youth Policy that is central to the development of the nation as Guyana’s looks forward to “a good life for all.”

More in Local News

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Lakeram Kewlachand

    Gangaram man takes his own life

  2. A police officer attempts to escort Rushelle Gittens out of the court compound

    Woman threatens to kill cop at city court complex

  3. Colin Rodney

    Cop charged with taking bribes

  4. Citizens fleeing country due to crime, IAC says

  5. The Rio Inn at Forshaw and Oronoque Streets

    Teen shot dead outside Rio nightclub

  6. Courtenay Griffith’s home in Lodge that is earmarked to be demolished.

    City to tear down 52 derelict buildings

  7. Tricia Loo

    East Canje woman jailed over cocaine in suitcases

  8. 15-year-old charged with murdering suspect in sister’s abuse

  9. Linda, the mother of the suspect, displaying his football gear and accolades in a bid to prove his innocence in front of the Brickdam Police Station.

    Mother turns in alleged suspect in market shooting


Recommended For You