Youth Commission Shifts To Top Gear


By Thomas S. Kembay

Commissioner of the National Youth Commission (NAYCOM), Mr. Ngolo Katta has disclosed that the Commission is bracing up to improve on the quality of the lives of youths in the country.

He made this disclosure whilst commenting on the dilapidated status of youth centres in Kailahun, Kono and Koinadugu during a recent tour of those facilities.

According to the Commissioner, the Commission’s focus for the youths of this country shall be on skills development, entrepreneurship, and agriculture and innovation.

Meanwhile, the three centres, he disclosed, have received support from a German INGO – GIZ for rehabilitation.

According to the GIZ Consultant, Ing. Innocent Migangi the centres were assessed and it was discovered that each of the buildings were in a bad shape and needed refurbishment.

Each of the rehabilitation sites, he said, will have a Resident Engineer and a Supervisor to ensure that standards and quality are met.

The youth and local authorities in the three districts, he said, have pledged their support to the rehabilitation project.

It could be recalled that in 2013, three youth centres were built in three districts – Kailahun, Kono and Koinadugu with funds from IFAD for youth training and other activities.

The structures were to be managed by the District Youth Council but were left in ruins.