Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) has pledged to develop strategic plans that would concentrate on equipping more youths to gain employable skills to enable them to get jobs.
The Country Director of CCFC, Mrs Gifty Akosua Baka, said the organisation would develop the skills of many youth who were without jobs in the northern part of the country, thereby reducing the unemployment rate.
She said CCFC would strategise very well to be able to achieve the targets of youth empowerment programmes, stressing that education at the early childhood stage would remain the main focus so that more children would gain access to education.
Mrs Baka was speaking at the praise and worship session of the CCFC, an annual event that brings staff and partner organisations together to thank God for a successful year.
She said the capacities of CCFC staff would be built through education and more training in a special programme to ensure its activities were well implemented, adding that the capacities of partner organisations would also be enhanced.
Rev. Aaron Lambong-Fant, a pastor of the Tamale Assemblies of God Church, who delivered a sermon, criticised the attitude of some people whose main concern is on the acquisition of wealth and riches to the neglect of the poor, describing such practices as an injustice to humanity and the poor.
He observed that it was unnecessary for Western nations to be wasting money on weapons when the poor were still suffering and urged rich societies to have mercy on the poor and the needy.
Rev. Lambong-Fant said the poor and the needy must be defended and protected through social service provisions by the rich and the wealthy in society, saying “everything on earth is properly planned by God for the welfare of man.” — GNA