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National Youth Council Act, 2009

An Act Of Parliament To Establish The National Youth Council, To Provide For Its Incorporation, Powers And Functions, And For Connected Purposes.

The Purpose of the Act is to establish the National Youth Council as a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and which, in its corporate name, is capable of:

(a)

suing and being sued;

(b)

taking, purchasing or otherwise acquiring, holding, charging or disposing of movable and immovable property;

(c)

borrowing money; and

(d)

doing or performing all such other things or acts necessary for the proper performance of its functions under this Act, which may lawfully be done by a body corporate

(a)

regulate and co-ordinate activities and initiatives relating to the youth being undertaken by youth groups, youth focused community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, civil society movements and other organizations;

(b)

promote and popularize the national youth policy and other policies that affect the youth;

(c)

facilitate the periodic review of the national youth policy in line with other government policy statements;

(d)

mobilize resources to support and fund youth programmes and initiatives;

(e)

lobby for legislation on issues affecting the youth;

(f)

liaise with other organizations to ensure that the youth gain access to resources and services appropriate to their needs;

(g)

promote relations between youth organizations and other bodies both nationally and internationally with similar objectives or interests;

(h)

inspire and promote the spirit of unity, patriotism, volunteerism and service among the youth;

(i)

formulate operational guidelines that protect the youth against any form of abuse or manipulation;

(j)

mobilize and sensitise relevant stakeholders on the concept of community youth service;

(k)

act as a voice and bridge to ensure that the Government and other policy makers are kept informed of the views and aspirations of the youth;

(l)

promote research, collation and analysis of data on youth issues;

(m)

promote the inclusion of youth agenda in the formulation of policy by public institutions and organisations;

(n)

promote the inclusion of youths in decision-making bodies, boards, agencies and other public institutions and organisations;

(o)

promote and popularize the Youth Enterprise Development Fund and such other devolved funds targeting the youth as may be established from time to time;

(p)

perform any other function that may directly or indirectly contribute to the attainment of the foregoing.

(a)

a Chairperson nominated by the Council and appointed by the Minister;

(b)

the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for the time being responsible for youth affairs or his or her representative appointed in writing;

(c)

the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for the time being responsible for finance or his or her representative appointed in writing;

(d)

the Attorney-General or his or her representative appointed in writing;

(e)

the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for the time being responsible for education or his or her representative appointed in writing;

(f)

the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for the time being responsible for internal security and provincial administration or his or her representative appointed in writing;

(g)

eight youths elected by the youth in such manner as may be prescribed, and appointed by the Minister;

(h)

not more than eight other youths, of whom at least three shall be of the female gender and one shall be a youth with disability, nominated by the National Youth Congress in such manner as may be prescribed and appointed by the Minister;

(i)

the Secretary, appointed under section 10.

A person to be appointed Chairman must:

(a)

possesses at least an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution;

(b)

has at least three years experience in youth development matters gained locally or internationally;

(c)

has demonstrated ability to provide youth leadership and youth mobilization;

(d)

is knowledgeable in, or has actively contributed to the promotion of, youth development agenda;

(e)

is of high integrity, ethical and responsive to the needs and aspirations of the youth;

(f)

is a youth as defined under this Act.

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