avannah Accelerated Development Authority

The Chief Executive Officer of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), Mr. Charles Abugri, has urged the youths of today to be committed to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.

He said, attaining the 17 goals, would be possible not just by saying it popularly, but rather with a conscious efforts to believe and fight for it to become a reality.

“This is when jobs are created, we grow the economy, ensuring the transformation in our agricultural sector to provide adequate food so that people are not hungry and malnourished”, he emphasised.

“Economic development has to be equitable and brought about in an environmentally friendly manner,” he added.

According to him, the involvement of the youth, calls for an outcome of economic, social development and environmental sustainability.

Mr. Charles Abugri was speaking at the media launch of the African Youth SDGs Summit at the SADA office in Accra on Tuesday. The Summit is scheduled to be from 1st – 2nd of November, 2917, dabbed: Youth as Drivers of Sustainable Development.

The Summit is being organized by the Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG), a youth empowerment organization and its affiliate, 2030 Youth Alliance.

Nonetheless, the Executive Director of YAG, Mr. Emmanuel Ametepey, also said, the SDGs are a universal call to end poverty, protect planet earth and ensure all persons to enjoy peace and prosperity.

More so, African countries have committed to implementing the African Union Agenda 2063, and with that, he explained that, the summit provides an opportunity to promote sustainable development, inclusive governance and increases youth participation in politics, social and economic development.

The Summit, he also said, aims to identify and showcase youth led-sustainable development initiatives, create community practice where youth can share, discuss and exchange ideas on their own initiatives, propose policy and to name a few.

By:Sammy Adjei/Newsghana.com.gh

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