The Head of State, President Paul Biya, has challenged young Cameronians to be promoters of peace and unity for the accomplishment of the country’s goals.
He was addressing the Youths on February 10, 2021, on the occasion of the 55th edition of Youths Day in Cameroon observed every February 11.
In his speech, President Biya, invited young Cameronians never to lose hope in the country, but rather to contribute to make it a better place.
“Nation building is the responsibility of all of us. It requires the spirit of harmony and tolerance among citizens. I therefore urge you to mobilize for the future of your country Cameroon as a stable and united prospect country. It is your priceless heritage”, stated President Paul Biya.
He says youths should not be over carried by terrorism activities that have been going on in some Regions of the country for some years now.
They should rather have faith in the country that is working for the general interest.
“You should remain at the forefront to fight the vital battles of our time. This does not mean I am overlooking at the difficulties you are facing”, the President reminded the youths.
He also called on youths rallying behind those preaching hatred and disunity from the diaspora to come back on the right track.
The President described these set of citizens as “anti role models“, who distabilize the country through social media. Youths should rather focus on building an exemplary national that is united in diversity.
The Head of State went further to address the issue of Youths unemployment, and the integration of youths in the democratic decision making process.
He indicated that an employment programme aimed at recruiting some 500 thousand young persons has been included in the 2021 financial year.
He hailed the efforts of young patriotic Cameroonians who are effectively playing their role in the defence of the father land in this time of crisis.
Young soldiers were congratulated for defending and restoring peace in the country.
Again, President Biya called on those in the diaspora to return and invest their skills and technical know-how in developing the nation.
The president finally enjoined the management bodies of the national football teams to keep away their egocentric and selfish interests and work for the common good.
“I want to call on Cameroon football governing bodies to put themselves together and restore order”, he noted
To him, this will go a long way to enable the country to better host the 2021 African Cup of Nations, and will also permit the country to perform better, the the just ended 2020 CHAN competition.