Youth Resource Centres have not been abandoned – Pius Hadzide assures


Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority, Pius Enam Hadzide, has assured that the construction of Youth Resource Centres across the country has not been abandoned.

His assurance follows a JoySports Investigation into abandoned Youth Resource Centres across the country in various stages of construction.

The Youth Resource Centres have been overtaken by weeds and reptiles following their seeming abandonment while works done on these centres are coming undone due to the delay.

Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express, Enam Hadzide explained that the delay was largely caused by the previous National Youth Authority leadership trying to complete ten projects at a go.

This he said had spread very thin the very limited resources available to the Authority to timeously complete the projects.

Upon assuming office, he said, he managed to convince the Authority’s board to pause works on five of the 10 projects to allow there be more resources available for the quick completion of five of the projects, and the later completion of the remaining projects.

“When I assumed office in the August of 2021, I persuaded the governing board of the authority to allow us to prioritise and focus our attention on five out of the ten projects so that we can finish those ones timeously and put them to use and then go back to focus on the other five.

“In my view and in the view of management, if we did that we will be able to complete the projects on time and it will prevent us from spreading ourselves too thin, which has been the reason why the projects may have delayed when I assumed office in 2021 in August,” he said.

He noted that his conviction has been justified following the recent completion of six of the 10 project sites.

“And I think that that position has been justified because as we speak, six of the project sites are virtually ready for use. In fact, the celebration of the 66th Independence anniversary which was just held in Ho a fortnight ago was held I our facility, the Youth Resource Centre in Adaklu in the Volta Region,” he said.

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