Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn will meet with youths at the 4th National Youth Conference, which will be held from 19-20 of August 2016 in Addis Ababa under the theme “Integrated Participation and Benefit of Youth for Ethiopia’s Renaissance.”
The discussion will focus on the national policies, strategies and programs.
In a press conference he gave earlier this week at National Hotel, Addisu Arega, state minister of Youth and Sports said about 3,000 youth represented from all regional states and the two city administrations will participate at the conference.
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, Mminister 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.
The state minister recalled that the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi had meetings and discussions with youths in 2007, 2008 and 2010; however, this meeting has been stopped since 2010 due to various reasons. Now, taking into account requests made by the youth to meet with the PM, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, has resumed the discussion platform.