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A dirty game used to describe activities of politics, the youths have been relegated to the back end while just the elderly are politically active.
Decisions taken at the governmental Level do not just affect the elderly who make such decisions but youths as well.
It is against this backdrop that youths are encouraged to become active participants in politics.
Youth politics is a category of issues which distinctly involves affects or otherwise impact youths.
It encompasses youth policy that specifically has an impact on young people as well as how young people engage in politics including institutional politics.
Despite making up more than half of the population in many countries, young people often find themselves marginalized from mainstream politics and decision-making.
Difficulties in youths engaging in political
They are usually seen as lacking the skills and experience to engage in political activities and lead positive change in their communities.
It is no doubt that such exclusions together with limited educational and economic opportunities reinforce and leaves youths both idle and frustrated with the status quo.
The necessity for youth political participation
Youths need real opportunities to participate in political processes and contribute to practical solutions that advance development.
When given opportunities to organize and voice their opinion by playing meaningful roles in political decision-making, young people consistently demonstrate their willingness and ability to foster positive and lasting change.
They also become more likely to demand and defend democracy as well as gain a greater sense of belonging.
Indeed, when young people are disenfranchised or disengaged from political processes, a significant portion of the population has little or no voice or influence in decision-making processes.
Thus, all parts of the society must be included for political systems to be represented. Youths must be given equal opportunities to exploit resources and impact their generations.
Also once given such opportunities, they must take advantage of it and make the most out of it.
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