Minster of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment Ahmed Mahloof has highlighted the importance of seeking counsel from the youth in decision making. The minister made the statement while speaking with the press, during the first instalment of the youth forum. The youth forums are to be held on a monthly basis to seek the counsel of young people on an array of matters.
Youth Minister Mahloof said it is an aim of the ministry to provide such opportunities for youth to better serve the demographic. He called on more youth to come forward and participate in these meetings.
The first forum was focused on Adolescent and Youth Health. Experts in the field including representatives from the Health Protection Authority (HPA), an urban primary healthcare centre; Dhamanaveshi, and the Society for Health Education (SHE) served as facilitators at the forum.