The Republic of Ghana is expected to host the forthcoming Africa Youth Conneckt Summit. Theme; “Positioning the Youth to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Market”. The Summit seek to bring about two thousand youth across the African Continent.
The Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr Mustapha Yussif has inaugurated a Committee to take charge of the organisation and preparation ahead of the Summit.
Mr Evans Opoku Bobie, Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports is the chairman of the Committee.
He appreciated the Minister for giving him such a task to make the summit a success.
Ghana is fully prepared to host all the participants. Cabinet has giving an approval of the Summit.
All things being equal, the Summit is expected to be held from the 11th to 13th October 2021. The Summit will focus on mentorship and how to empower African Youth to meet and face the competitive global World.
Creating job opportunities for a meaningful future. The Summit will help the Ghanaian Youth to find business partners across the World. According to the chairman, this will promote African unity, trade, traditions, custom and culture. “Any society that does not succeed in tapping into the energy and creativity of its youth will be left behind.” – Kofi Annan. Therefore, it is very imperative to tap the energies of the youth, the chairman emphasised.
Mr Mustapha Yussif made it clear that it is high time Africa ought to rise in a positive way to empower her Youth in all spheres of life. The African Youth is capable when allowing showcasing what they are capable of doing. There is no need to shroud their capability in this competitive World.
“Undoubtedly, young people have the requisite skills, innovative ideas and creativity to contribute immensely to Economic Growth and Development. They are very good at using new technologies and new media to make a significant impact globally. Ghana is poised to strategically positioned and psychologically prepared to make her youth the best among all disciplines.” Evans Opoku Bobie.
The youth have an enormous role to ensure peaceful societies in this challenging World.
Key speakers of the Summit would be the Chairman of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) who doubles as the president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Rwanda, Paul Kagami, Mo Ibrahim, Dangote and other barons of nobilities. All covid 19 protocols would be strictly observed.
Some of the Members of the Committee were Akosua Asaa Manu, National Youth Authority, Nelson Owusu Ansah, National Youth Authority, Theodora Williams Anti, Ga Youth Federation, Mohammed Nurudeen Ismaila, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Kenneth Annang, Ministry of Youth and Sports etc.