YFM Dialogues with the Youth

YFM Dialogues with the Youth

The 2015 Youth Empowerment Summit (YES) slated for Saturday November 14 also seeks to equip the new generation of young people to dare and not to be afraid to start no matter how small, set the pace and also build a life worth living.

Speakers for the 2015 YES seminar includes the Reverend Fitzgerald Odonkor, Chief Executive Officer of First Capital Plus Bank Limited; Dr Michael Agyekum Addo, Board Chairman, Ghana Investment Promotion Council; Mr Samuel Sakyi Hyde, Chief Executive Officer, Unicredit; Mr. Senyo Kpelly, Chief Executive Officer, Sekaf Ghana Ltd; Mr Raphaelle Antwi – Author, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of R.A.I.N.

The 2015 YES seminar is being organized and hosted by Harvest Chapel International, headquarters South Tesano.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Rev. Odonkor who is also the head Pastor of Harvest Chapel International noted that there has never been a better time to invest in youth empowerment than now.

“They are tomorrow’s leaders and if appropriate opportunities are made available to put their natural endowment to creative and productive channels, they are indeed capable of working wonders.

“Today it is globally realized that youth empowerment led the nation and prosperity for next generations. Now many countries are focusing on their youth by investing heavily in education, health, skills development and leadership education,” he said.

Rev. Odonkor explained “we can say that youth empowerment is integral for national development especially developing country like Ghana where youth constitute majority of overall population.

“If Ghana focuses on youth development and empowerment it will led towards long term prosperity as countries who invest heavily in their youth get high returns on the investment in every sector”.

The CEO of First Capital Plus noted that the task of nation building is very challenging and can be divided into phases – everyone can contribute towards it according to his or her capabilities.

“First of all, the young people should be made to understand a specific project and its importance to the society. They should be given a suitable direction so that they can work hard for its fulfillment.

“This will make them satisfied by the realization that they have been assigned roles in the nation building. Therefore, it would be wise for the government to associate the young people with all such programmes which concern them.

“It is not difficult to mobilize the youth for national building provided someone offers them the right and honest leadership”.

Rev. Odonkor noted that the youth are full of vast and untapped energy and Ghana as a nation must see that its youth power is properly utilized.

He said it is the duty of society to see that the youth is not corrupted by the corrupt leaders.



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