The Young Professionals and Youth Coalition (YPYC) has made a passionate appeal to Ghanaians to contribute towards the running of peaceful general elections before, during and after December 7.
The youth have also been urged to embrace peace and resist counter-productive acts that could derail the historic 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.
The occasion was this year’s MTN Pulse 2020 Transform, which was addressed by captains of industry, including Dr. Sam Jona, of Jona Capital, Chief Dele Momodu Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ovation Media, Nigeria, and Dr. Joyce Aryee of the Salt and Light Ministry, who charged the youth to rally around the theme and expand the frontiers of peace, unity and hard work to consolidate the country’s democratic gains.
Other speakers included Dr. Olu Ajayi, CEO of Madison Pine UK, Rev. Ismaila Awudu, ICGC Yaweh Temple, and Ms. Abena Brigid who spoke on different topics such as values of leadership; the critical role of leadership; skills needed in the COVID19 era; how to invest, and the role of the youth in the 2020 elections.
The summit, the 11th in the history of the pro-youth Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), organised by the Young Professionals and Youth Coalition (YPYC), was attended by reps of academia, creative arts, media, public service, religious bodies, business and finance.
The theme was: “Legendary leadership, lessons shaping our world.”
Mr. Andy Osei Okrah, President of Young Professionals and Youth Coalition (YPYC), explained that the Annual Transformation Summit had assumed a national character attracting people from every strata of society, thus affirming its awareness creation programme on youth engagement. .
“We are riding on this national acceptance and popularity to increase our visibility, and by extension, heighten and sustain awareness about youth-biased issues, some of which had been consigned to the back burner,” he stated.
He pleaded with the media to partner it for a sustained campaign against unemployment and poverty among the youth.
The MTN Pulse Transformation event brought together politicians, the clergy, students, lecturers, farmers and civil society organisations.Read Full Story