Preparations are at an all-time high for what the United Progressive Party says is expected to be a major public forum on Sunday, organized by the youth arm of the party
Under the theme “Your Voice Matters”, the Youth Public Forum is part of a series of events that will celebrate UPPLiftment Week and highlight the UPP’s main message of Relief, Recovery, and Shared Prosperity.
The event will feature a Networking Reception at 6 pm and a Discussion moderated by social media influencer J.Truth and attorney-at-law Chandera Codrington.
It will also feature a panel of UPP Candidates and a participative space for young people to contribute their ideas and provide feedback on the UPP’s youth policy development.
Leader of the UPP Jamal Pringle says this is an opportunity for the youth voices to share their knowledge and expertise and to ask important questions about the UPP’s plans for youth development, housing, jobs, entrepreneurship, education, sports, and other issues.
As Antiguans and Barbudans prepare to go to the polls, the UPP will release some of the Party’s youth policies and programs.
Meanwhile, Leader of the UPP Harold Lovell says, throughout the past year, the UPP has been in full listening mode to ensure that voters have a bigger voice in decisions that affect all aspects of their lives.
“The lack of jobs has been identified as one of the main issues affecting our youth. The economy is not producing enough jobs for people entering the workforce force and those most affected are our young people. We will present new policies to address underemployment and skills mismatch to address job creation among our youth,” Lovell said.
The Progressive Youth is the youth arm of the United Progressive Party (UPP).
Its members are youth who are 15 to 35 years old.
The mission of the Progressive Youth is to empower young people through our five-point thematic focus P.E.A.C.E.