Youth Alliance for Development is ceasing this opportunity to appeal to young people across the country to play their role in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic currently confronting Ghana and the globe by sticking to all precautionary measures put up by the government to contain the virus.
We humbly appeal to the youth to strictly adhere to the measures and directive from the healthcare professionals and other stakeholders which includes social distancing throughout the entire period.
We are by this release condemning the act of those who trooped some beaches in the country in their numbers to entertain themselves during the Easter Sunday.
We also condemn the lawlessness that some communities have adopted to prevent government from using some facilities as isolation centers for suspected cases of covid-19.
We passionately appeal to our youth to stay away from any act that has the tendency of disrupting the effort to manage the situation.
We urge the security agencies and the Covid-19 taskforce, as a matter of urgency to institute stringent measures to control any act that has the tendency of negatively affecting the entire process.
- The youth must cease the opportunity to come out with more innovative ideas that will contribute to the probable solution of this pandemic. We must emulate the good examples of the Obuasi Sec Tech Students who invented the electronic bucket which has received a commendation from the President.
- We must not be a conduit for the spread of false news on covid-19 on social media platforms. It is our responsibility to verify every information we share.
- We must allow opinion leaders and stakeholders to dialogue on the use of some state facilities as isolation centres. We cannot express our disapproval through lawlessness. We must instead take necessary steps to protect ourselves and our families from the new disease to prevent the spread of the outbreak.
- We call on the Ghana Education Service to include Guidance and Counselling Sessions on the distance learning model to psychologically position our students to this type of learning.
Robert Tanti Ali (MPH)
Tel: +233 246486740/ +233 245646567
Youth Alliance for Development (YAD) is a Youth Led-Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which is Non-Partisan and Non-Profit. Youth Alliance is registered under the Company’s Code of Ghana (Act 179) of 1963 with registered number (CGOO1862012) and has its head office in Obuasi in the Ashanti region. The foundation seeks to engage young people in good governance and inculcate in them the principle of ethical and responsible leadership. We seek to create a platform to confront the numerous challenges of the youth through the sharing of experiences, ideas, expertise and best practices through visits and interactions that will provide the basis for ending the cycle of hopelessness and poverty among the youth.