To: Hon. Makur Kulang
Governor of Lakes State.
Through: Hon. Simon Jok Geng
Commissioner of Awerial County.
By Awan Achiek
OPINNION – I am writing this letter regarding the high rate of unemployment among youth in Awerial County of Lakes State.
Majority of youth who graduated from various Universities and senior four leavers have become part of the statistics that contribute to unemployment figures in Awerial County.
They are struggling to break the cycle of poverty, but lack support. You see them languishing on the streets. The cost of living is too high for them despite the fact that there are a lot of national and international organizations operating in the area with a lot of job opportunities.
Dear Governor, I would like you to set up policies to alleviate escalating unemployment levels among the youth in my area.
Hon. Governor, I suggest some ideas for your consideration when addressing unemployment problems facing the youth there.
First of all, I would like to promote Awerial County Coordinator for the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission, John Parac who had served for 14 years without promotion.
Secondly, I would like you to bring in young people who will create a welfare system that will support the youth to find training and employment opportunities in Awerial.
Mr. Governor, We have young economists fit for the position of RRC County Coordinator. They can create a lot of employment opportunities to youth if they are given the opportunity.
Dear Governor, investing in youth employment requires creativity, flexibility, high energy and an understanding of new and emerging technologies.
It is said that an idle mind is a devil’s workshop; as such keeping the youth in unemployment will tempt them to channel their knowledge and energies into negativities that will frustrate your development agenda in the long term.
Awan Achiek is a concerned citizen of Lakes State. Reach him via: email@example.com