National Youth Parliament congratulates election contenders and is looking to sitting Administration to honour its promises

The General Assembly of the National Youth Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda, which played a role leading up to the January 18 General Election, is congratulating those candidates who were successful at the polls.

The Assembly is also commending those who were not successful for being willing to offer themselves up for public service.

According to the Youth Parliament, a large number of young people went out to vote; and it surmises that this is partly due to their sense of patriotism and their belief in the promises that were made.

The youth demographic received assurances from all political parties that their development would be an absolute priority. Parties promised that, once elected, more young people would be recruited to serve in senior public-sector positions and as diplomats, board chairs and parliamentarians.

Therefore, the General Assembly says it is holding the governing Labour Party Administration to its promises and hoping it will create more avenues for young people to feed into the national decision-making process.

It says “the youth are key stakeholders in our democracies and serve as the individuals who will bolster the development of our small island state.”

Therefore, the organization says it is looking forward to seeing greater efforts to ensure that every young Antiguan and Barbudan is given the required resources to ensure they become the best versions of themselves.