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Youth: Government resources: Ghana

A guide to sources of government and international governmental organisations on youth issues.

Organisation

Ministry of Youth and Sports

Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Youth in Agriculture

National Youth Council

"The National Youth Council (NYC) is the statutory body established by the Government of Ghana in 1974 by NRCD 241 to co-ordinate and facilitate youth development activities in the Country."

National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP)

Youth Employment Agency

"established under the Youth Employment Act 2015 (Act 887)"

Policies

Ghana. Ministry of Youth and Sports. National youth policy of Ghana. Accra : Ministry of Youth and Sports, August 2010.

National Population Council. Adolescent reproductive health policy (2000)

Programme

Youth in Agriculture Programme

"This effort seeks to change the negative perception the youth have of participation in agriculture, (farmers) as uneducated, unskilled, physical labourers with extremely low economic return."

Legislation

National Youth Council Act NRCD 241 of 1974

Labour Act 651 (2003). Part VII: Employment of young persons (hazardous work, health, etc.)

Statistics

2010 population & housing census report. Children, adolescents & young people in Ghana.   [Accra] :   Ghana Statistical Service,   July, 2013.  G 667 A.POPU.13.TWOT