Youth urged to take up farming

XXXThe youth have been advised to place premium on agricultural activities to help bridge the gap between the poor and the rich in the country.

That will help to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) of ending poverty by 2030.

The Abremponghene of Banda Traditional Council in the Brong Ahafo Region Kwansiafamu Oseadeyo Barimah Kofi Anim Anyah Hanteli, said this at the Global Citizens debate series, organised by Rally for the Goals (RFTG) a non-governmental organisation, at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The theme for the debate was, “We are not a generation of bystanders, we are global citizens.”

Speaking in an interview with The Ghanaian Times, Kwansiafamu Oseadeyo Hanteli said the youth should not depend on the state for white-collar jobs, but instead, venture into agriculture to make it more attractive to others, since it was the backbone of the economy.

Apart from urging them to live peacefully at all times, he advised the youth to follow and adhere to decent footpaths that would help them build good reputation and name in life.

“Do your best to imbibe in good and ethical values that does not only promote harmony and integrity but also good health,” he added.

Mr. Selorm-Adonoo, Deputy Communications Director of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), said the youth should cherish the SDGs to make Ghana a better place to live.

Touching on the contributions of the NHIA to the SDGs, he said, most of the targets of the SDGs were tied to health and that, the NHIA was doing its best to ensure that quality health care was offered to all Ghanaians irrespective of one’s background.

On his part, the president and head of protocol for RFTG, Mr. Stephen Selasie Asuo, said apart from enhancing the capabilities of the youth in meeting the SDGs, the organisation served as an advocacy platform for school children, women and the youth.

He said the organisation would organise fora at all 216 districts in the country to ensure that folks in rural communities understood the SDGs.

By Daniel N. Amparbeng

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