By Deborah Akunyo
KIU,Main Campus-The Afro-Arab youth council (AAYC) has finally launched a chapter at KIU. The chapter was launched on Thursday 9th March 2023 and was accompanied by a youth dialogue which featured several high profile speakers, all held in the magnificent Idd Basajjabalaba Memorial Library (IBML).
Thursdays dialogue ran under the theme "Healthy youths; wealthy Nations" and was attended by various leaders from all over Africa some including Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Nigeria and Uganda.
The topic of discussion was to assess the effectiveness of the ongoing agenda 2063 flagship programs on addressing youth health and empowerment issues in Afro-Arab region.
While giving his submission, on. Ebenezer Oyetakin chairman Audit commission AAYC from Nigeria advocated for peace and stability among the Africans and Arab countries so as to attain development.
"Addressing issues of stability and security are key and setting priorities is one way we can achieve the 2063 vision because wars don't bring any development," he said.
Ms Abdi Salam Najoua who is the head of International relations AAYC secretariat from Morocco, explained elaborately that for development to happen then even the youth have to participate fully since they have a big role to play.
According to Joulal Yassen the special Assistant to the minister of internal cooperation Morocco, inclusion is very important and people should keep on dreaming so as to achieve their vision.
He stated that African and Arab countries have intelligent people and can make a change in their social economic growth.
This discussion left the youth at a task to include themselves in the growth of their own societies.