Youth Affairs and Civic Education minister visits Bamenda, hands over economic support to youths

Minister Mounouna Foutsou 

The minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education, Mounouna Foutsou has ended a one day visit to Bamenda on Saturday November 14, where he handed to some youths financial and installation materials. The youths are beneficiaries of the three years special youth plan instituted by the head of State.

While addressing the beneficiaries, Minister Mounouna Foutsou encouraged them to implement their projects without fear.
"I have been following your journey which has not been an easy one. You have shown great endurance and it is time for self confidence as you implement your project. Showcase economic patriotism so that others can benefit and follow your example", Mounouna Foutsou said.

The 3-years special youth plan which was implemented in 2016 is a presidential plan aim at empowering young people economically and teaching them moral, civic and entrepreneurial rearmament.

Minister Mounouna Foutsou addressing the ex co mbattants of DDR Bamenda

Earlier, the Secretary General of the North West regional Youth council, Nji Kelvin raised the challenges faced by the youths such as lack of subvention from the government to run youth council structures, addressing youth issues without directly involving them and the uncompleted multipurpose youth centre to enable youths empower themselves economically.

Ex combatants at the DDR centre Bamenda, beneficiaries of the special youth plan

The one-day visit also took minister Mounouna Foutsou to Disarmament, Demobilization and reintegration center in Bamenda. There, he assured the ex separatist fighters of their reintegration into the society as their project is in line with the special youth plan. He also encouraged them to be patriotic and to believe in their country.

As the minister handed to them the sum of 2 million francs, he was satisfied with the skills exhibited by the ex combatants.

In response to the minister's gesture, the Senior Prefect of the Bamenda DDR centre on behalf of all the ex combatants appreciated the minister for his fatherly love and beckon on him to make them feel acceptable in the society.

By Biami Bleezie 


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