Partnership vital, says youth body

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday 02nd April, 2013

THE National Youth Commission’s corporate and annual work plans will “gather dust” in Waigani if there is lack of partnership and collaboration, acting commissioner Norit Luio says.
He said this at the launching of the NYC corporate plan 2013-16 and annual work plan 2013 at the Holiday Inn in Port Moresby last Thursday.
“The annual work plan reflects the type of work National Youth Commission will do to assist young people throughout the country,” Luio said.
“The corporate plan aims at changing the focus of NYC and its approaches towards youth development and also looks at implementing certain important aspects of the NYC policy 2007 to 2017.
“The National Executive Council recently approved the re-establishment of youth council networks in the provinces and districts.
“Launching of the corporate and annual plan is among many important changes. Papua New Guinea is proud to host the 8th Commonwealth Youth Ministers’ meeting from April 15-19.
Community Development, Youth and Religion minister Loujaya Toni said the government supports the initiative and has listed youth issues as number one area to address.
“The plan articulates what we envision for our young people.
“It provides a dialogue, understanding, partnership and respect for the agenda,” Toni said.
“The young people form the younger population of the country, they are the future.
“We want reality, we don’t want wishful thinking.”