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Deputy transport minister challenges young people in the north



The Deputy Minister for Transport Joyce Mogtari Bawah has challenged young people in the northern region to look beyond their current situations by pursuing higher dreams in life.

Ms Bawah said success depends on the efforts of the individual no matter their location. She made the remarks at the inauguration of the maiden edition of the annual Seminar Training dubbed; ’’MY STORY; YOUR INSPIRATION’’ by the Strategically Harnessing and Re-branding People (SHARP) Movement.

SHARP is a body of young minds from the northern region, who seek to empower the youth. The group also aims at educating, informing, entertaining, motivating and inspiring the youth in the three regions of the north namely, northern, upper west, and upper east regions.

The program brought together students from within the region to learn from well harnessed and renowned persons in the country as they discussed various topics in relation to the development of the youth and nation as a whole.

In attendance were Abdul Hayyi Moomen- a renowned journalist of the Ghana Broadcasting Cooperation (GBC), the Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture-Dr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan and the Founder of Change Ambassadors Foundation- Ismail Nuhu.

The Deputy Minister also urged them to always have positive attitudes towards society by showing good moral values to the world and believing in themselves.

Citing herself as an example, Madam Bawah, who is also a northerner, was happy to mention that coming from the northern part of the country did not prevent her from achieving her set goals in life though she went through certain challenges and urged them to persevere in their studies.

She also used the opportunity to call for the participation of women in discussing economic and financial issues.

Also addressing the students at the forum was the Northern Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Alhaji Abdul-Razak Sani who appealed to the youth to conduct themselves well during, before and after the November elections ahead and that they should not do anything that will disturb the peace the country is currently enjoying.

He also urged them never to give up in life but to always push forward in any good deed that they are pursuing no matter where they find themselves.

Alhaji Sani encouraged the students not to allow their current challenges to be a barrier to their success but to allow integrity to be their trade mark.

By; Lilian D.Walter/

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