The planned meeting between Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn and the youth, which was scheduled to be held today at the Millennium Hall has been postponed for two weeks.
Enyew Ali senior public relations officer at the Ministry of Youth and Sport told The Reporter that the meeting was postponed because of the busy schedule of the Prime Minister. “The conference has been rescheduled for September 1 and 2, 2016,” Enyew said.
Enyew also told The Reporter that the postponement has nothing to do with the recent unrest in the country.
The planned meeting, which has now been rescheduled, was expected to focus on the national policies, strategies and programs.
In the two-day conference, the youth will discuss on national policies and strategies with senior government officials. Prime Minister Hailemariam will give responses for questions that will be raised by the participants.
Prior to the discussions with the PM, senior government officials will also discuss and brief youths on national policies, strategies and programs.
In this regard, Mekuria Haile, minister of Urban Development and Housing, Kasa Teklebirhan, Minister of Federal and Pastoralist Development Affairs and Kesetebirhan Admasu (MD) minister of Health will brief the youths over various issues including the prevalence of HIV\AIDS, job creation and the role of the youth in creating a federal state.