Friday 6 December, 2019

Video: Holness energised by current crop of youth leaders

Jamaica's youth mayors made a courtesy visit on Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Jamaica's youth mayors made a courtesy visit on Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

The ongoing development of youth leaders is a key component of the government’s drive toward economic and social transformation for the nation, says Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Addressing youth mayors who recently made a courtesy visit on him at the Office of the Prime Minister, Holness reminded the youngsters that sound policies can only continue where there is a succession of good leaders.

“Good leaders recognize from early that the office is not about them. An important part of leadership to recognize, expose, mentor and counsel good leaders.”

The Youth Mayors Programme Holness said, gives him confidence that the human resource to continue to lead the country to prosperity is readily available.

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Meanwhile, Youth Mayor for St Ann, Bobby Francis, called for more youth fora to enhance the interest and involvement of the youth in political life and public service.

“We socialize youth to think that politics is bad, but we instead need to socialize them to recognize the benefits of good politics,” he said, adding that it was important for youth to have a platform from which to speak and to emerge as good leaders.

The visit to the Office of the Prime Minister was co-ordinated by the Ministry of Local Government.

 

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