The Honorable Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr. Isaac Asiamah, has pledged Ghana’s readiness and preparedness to host the West African Secretariat of Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAYE-WA).

The Honorable Minister made this known at the launch of the CAYE-WA chapter in Accra on Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017, at the Erata Hotel, Accra.

According to him, lastest releases by the African Economic Outlook, placed Africa as possessing the highest levels of unemployment globally; said that, Ghana’s stance to host the CAYE-WA secretariat at time when most governments the world over are seeking innovative ways of solving the youth unemployment crisis is line with Ghana’s accolade as a leading advocate of Pan-Africanism.

Ghana, therefore, lauds the initiative of the Youth Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat on Youth Entrepreneurship development as a noble initiative which will go a long way to address the menace of most governments in West Africa which is youth unemployment.

The Hon. Minister further urged the West African Chapter of CAYE not only to develop their skills, creativity, innovation, knowledge and confidence, but more importantly, accelerate the socio-economic and political integration of West Africa through peer learning and networking.

In his concluding remarks, the Hon. Minister acknowledged the fact that the Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Entrepreneurs- West Africa has come at an opportune  to help young people develop and build on their capacities let alone to support them to contribute meaningfully and to the sustainable development of their respective countries.

Participants were from Ghana and neighboring countries including Nigeria, Sierra-Leone and Cameroon. There were also solidarity messages, from the East African Chapter of CAYE and the Commonwealth Secretariat, London.






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