Prime Minister of Dominica Dr Roosevelt Skerrit applauded the thirty young people who will participate in the National Youth Parliament, which will be held on March 23 to 24, 2022. The programme will be held at the House of Assembly of Dominica, and PM Skerrit addressed the youth on Friday, February 25, 2022, and explained the importance of the youth parliament for their career.
While informing about the Youth Parliament, PM Skerrit, through his Facebook Post, cited that the step would encourage active citizenship among youth by increasing their participation in different aspects of society.
“On Friday, I addressed the thirty young people who will participate in the National Youth Parliament, carded for March 23-24, 2022 at the House of Assembly, noted prime minister”.
He further underlined the importance of the Youth Parliament; PM Skerrit underscored that it would facilitate youth in the upliftment of their skills and would increase their confidence.
PM Skerrit said, “The youth parliament encourages active citizenship among youth and promotes involvement in democracy and governance”.
He further congratulated the Executive of the National Youth Council of Dominica for initiating the activity to give participants a voice on issues of national interest.
PM Skerrit informed about the various topics of the youth parliament and outlined, “The youth parliamentarians will debate on matters such as Marijuana as an Economic Driver, Mandatory Vaccination, Housing Development, Geothermal Energy and the International Airport”.
National Youth Council of Dominica was inaugurated on April 11, 1970, and has a great history of supporting, promoting, and sustaining a tradition of youth development. The council has always worked for the empowerment, upliftment and involvement of the youth and encouraged them to voice on various matters of national and human interest.
The national youth council announced the first Annual Youth Recognition Awards in 2006 to continue their support of youth participation on all levels and sectors of society.
Moreover, the youth council stated that the youth parliament would instil confidence among the youth to show their hidden talents and skills.