President Biya's keynote address focuses on nation's youth
September 19, 2011
The leader of Cameroon, President Paul Biya, recently gave a speech at the opening of the Third Ordinary Congress of the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement, the ruling party. All Africa reports that his speech centered around the youth of the nation, as they make up more than half of the country's population.
"The Cameroon we are striving to build is meant to provide a better life for the present, but also the future generations," President Biya said in his keynote address, according to the news outlet. "Cameroonian youth are a reflection of youth throughout the world - they are anxious about the present and concerned about their future."
Biya emphasized his and his party's commitment to improving access to basic education. He also called for Cameroon youth to take matters into their own hands and come up with initiatives to stimulate job growth in sectors such as agriculture, tourism, sports and communication technology. He pointed out that one of the major problems is that many people expect jobs and other opportunities to fall into their laps instead of going out and making things happen for themselves.