The National, Wednesday 19th of February, 2014
THE National Youth Commission has thanked the national executive council for approving the amended NYC Act 1999 to be enacted by parliament as the National Youth Development Authority Act 2013.
Acting commissioner Norit Luio said: “I commend the Government for its foresight to have this long overdue act amended as its delivery mechanisms have outlived its legislative purpose.”
He said the endorsement by Cabinet demonstrated the Government’s political will and commitment to put young people inthe centre of sustainable development.
Luio said the authority would now work closely with stakeholders such as government departments, provincial governments, districts, LLGs, council wards, churches, corporate bodies and business houses to assist youths participate meaningfully in national development.
The commission had set up a National Youth Development Institute where youths could access information to improve their skills and knowledge.
It will host youth conferences and a carry out life-skills training.
The commission had gone to the provinces to launch five-year provincial youth development plans.
The plans are in line with Vision 2050, development strategic plan 2030 and medium term development plan 2010-2015.
The commission is coordinating a national youth summit in Lae to be hosted by the Minister for Community Development, Youth and Religion Loujaya Kouza in August.