Youths in leadership


Leadership has time and again posed as one of the greatest challenges in the views of a developed Africa. Since time immemorial, the leaders in power did not satisfactorily meet the day to day needs of the continent inhabitants, but as time goes by, the rise and the loud voices of the African youths could just be the music that might work to soothe every other African soul.

The youths in the current generation are a vast hope to the growth of African economic accountability, the entire process of transformation, a whole new representation, and delivery of the public service just to drop a few candies from the jar. The entire continent now looks up to the youth, in a bid to ensure that most of the developmental objectives are met in one way or the other.

Most African leaders are 55 years or older, with some as old as 75. This clearly shows a very big and noticeable gap that exists between those who are to decide and work on the policies, and those who must deal with the outcomes.

A closer glance at the African parliamentary level, for instance, shows a percentage of 14 of the total members falling under the age of 40. The parliamentary institution clearly shows the global trends, in a way that only very few countries can give a clear account of half of the world’s population growth and a significant increase in the total number of young people.

The youths are a promising set of upcoming members of the society, and I, therefore, believe that they could be considered even for the highly coveted leadership positions, such as the presidency, council of ministers and cabinet secretaries, members of parliament, members of national committees, corporate boardrooms, and various organizational teams as well.

By so doing, Africa as a continent might experience a huge impact in terms of development, efficiency, sustainability, and stability.


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