The State Broadcaster, GBC offered a platform for the Chairperson of NCCE, Ms. Josephine Nkrumah, the Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Yusif, the US Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Stephanie Sullivan, a representative from the National Security, Major General Adu Amanfo, and Dr. Ishmael Norman from ISDES to discuss youth unemployment, whether it's a threat to national security or an opportunity for change. The team had an insightful discussion. The takeaway for many was that youth unemployment can trigger violence extremism in our part of the world and state actors must make a deliberate effort to create sustainable jobs for the youth.
The Chairperson of NCCE, Ms. Josephine Nkrumah was the chair for the event. She was of the view that violence extremism is so real and as a country, we must collectively act fast on this national security threat. "We must inculcate in our youth the values of peacebuilding, discipline, patriotism, hard work, peace, nation-building among others to discourage violence extremism in Ghana ", she added. She explained that the NCCE with support from the Ministry of National Security has already begun public/civic awareness on national cohesion in selected border regions and communities and also to highlight the dangers that activities of violent extremists pose to Ghana's peace and security. The event was proudly supported by the West Africa Centre for Counter-Terrorism, WACCE.