Young Africans Urged to Help Create the Future They Want

Abuja, Nigeria, (PresseBox) - .
- Africa’s economic growth shows that a new generation is making a difference
- In a similar way to the women’s movement, the young can make politicians take their interests into account in decision-making
- The World Economic Forum on Africa takes place in Abuja, Nigeria, on 7-9 May 2014.
- Learn more about the meeting: http://wef.ch/af14

Young Africans need to step forward, engage with the politics of the continent and help to create the future they want, said Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder and Managing Director, Mara Group, United Arab Emirates.

Speaking at a World Economic Forum on Africa televised discussion on youth and employment, Thakkar said: “It is our time now. We need to do it for ourselves. Criticising from the outside is the easiest thing to do, and we young people can do more to influence policy that affects our businesses and our lives.”

For the full release and supporting information, please visit:
http://www.weforum.org/nr_yar14_13

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