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Okonjo-Iweala, youth jam over 2014 Budget

By News Express on 28/02/2014

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The Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, will engage in a live, online conversation with youths on the 2014 Budget from next week Tuesday to Thursday, March 4 to 6.

“The Budget 2014 Jam is a 3-day online interactive conversation between the Hon. Minister and the youth aged 18-40. This is your opportunity to share your thoughts/ideas with the Minister on the 2014 budget and its impact on the nation moving forward,” Okonjo-Iweala said last night in an online announcement. Continuing, she said:

“If you would like to be part of this free, online conversation please register now. Participation will be on a first come, first serve basis.

“You can access the online discussion using a laptop or tablet device. Be advised that it is not optimal on a smart phone. Register at

“See you in the Jam!

“What is a Jam?

“A jam is an online event that brings together thousands of people from across the country to discuss issues in real time from wherever they are located. The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is hosting the online interactive session with youth this year on the 2014 Budget.

Objective of the Jam

“The jam is meant to educate and engage participants on topical issues through a series of online discussion forums. All participants have an opportunity offer suggestions as well as exchange ideas on how to move the country forward. In this particular instance, the Ministry of Finance would like to hear from the youth on issues that affect them related to the 2014 Budget.

Target Audience for the Jam

“The event seeks to engage as many as 20,000 people between the ages of 18 and 40. The jam is available on a first come, first serve basis with the first 20,000 to register able to participate in the online discussion.

How to Participate in the Jam

“You can register from the 24th of February at

“The jam goes live on March 4th by 8am and runs continuously until March 6th. Join us at any point in those three days for as little or as long as you want!

“The Proposed Areas for Discussion are:

“1. Managing our Debt

“2. Stimulating Job Creation

“3. Keeping the lights on

“4. Spending Wisely

“5. Managing our Budget

“6. Increasing Revenue

“Log in and start jamming!”

Photo shows Okonjo-Iweala.

Source News Express

Posted 28/02/2014 3:08:49 PM


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