- Organizers of the International Youth Empowerment Summit (iYES) have been applauded by the first lady
- The summit (iYES) is respected nationwide for the provision of job training to various Ghanaian youths
The First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has applauded organizers of the annual International Youth Empowerment Summit (iYes).
According to her, such programmes help government find solution to the numerous social vices confronting the youth.
Mrs. Akufo-Addo was speaking when a delegation from the International Youth Empowerment Summit (iYes), led by its president, Dr. Brian Amoateng paid a courtesy call on her at her Ridge Office, Accra.
The visit was to officially inform the first lady about the iYes movement, and also, to seek her blessings and advice as to how to approach the youth of Ghana with such conferences and summit.
She stressed on the importance and needs of these programs, stating the undeniable support it gives to the governments in eradicating “so many negative youthful challenges and problems.”
Mrs. Akufo-Addo also pledged her support to the initiative, and encouraged the team to expand and optimize their activities and conferences.
The delegation was made up of the National Director Obed Osei Duku, the National protocol officer Supt. Kofi Sarpong, Actor and comedian Funny face, Actress Gloria Sarfo among others. Pastor Brian Amoateng (Iyes President) took the opportunity to pray for the First Lady and the government.
iYes has contributed immensely to the national development of the youth and young adults in Ghana through its conferences, workshops and summits organised annually by Dr. Amoateng, a Ghanaian pastor based in London.
The National Director of iYes, Mr. Obed Duku, thanked Mrs. Akufo-Addo for her audience and support and promised to cooperate with her office in the quest of building a healthy, sound and disciplined youth that will uphold, protect and keep their future secured.
“The future generation needs to be positively informed, educated and empowered”.
The just ended third edition of the iYes Conference, which took place at the National theatre from the 23rd-25th August was well patronised and attended, with about 3000 youth from Ghana, Africa, UK and Europe.
Renowned speakers and celebrities such as Bishop Tudor Bismark (Zimbabwe), Dr. Frank Ofosu Appiah (USA), Prophet Daniel Amoateng (UK), Dr. Sonnie Badu (UK), ace journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas (Ghana), actor and politician Desmond Elliot (Nigeria) and many more graced the occasion.
iYes Ghana 2017 was in partnership with the ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Youth Authority.
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