New director general for national youth authority

The National Youth Development Authority has a new director general following official announcements by the Minister for Community Development, Youth and Religion, Soroi Eoe.

Reuben Aikea has now moved up the ranks, succeeding Norick Luio whose 3 year contract expired in June 2018.

Aikea, an evangelical pastor and dentist by profession, was an employee of National Youth Development Authority prior to his appointment as head of the agency.

Minister Eoe said Aikea’s appointment was done according to government procedures.

Minister Eoe thanked the outgoing Director General for the work he did in implementing youth oriented programs and addressing youth related issues in a bid to improve lives in the country.

On the same token, the incoming Director General was challenged to continue reaching out to youths.

Incoming Director General Reuben Aikea will oversee the organisation until a formal permanent appointment is made.

Aikea said faithfulness, honesty and commitment are what he wants to see prevail in National Youth Development Authority in his 3 month term.

Community Development Secretary Anna Solomon reminded the new agency head that youths are one of the key components in the country and their needs, aspirations, issues and welfare are just as important.

(Incoming Director General Reuben Aikea, left, with Minister Soroi Eoe)

Carolyn Ure