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International Youth Day: Youth Conference held at Akuapem Mampong in the Eastern Region

International Youth Day gives an opportunity to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal and equitable engagement. The commemoration will take the form of a podcast-style discussion that is hosted by youth for youth, together with independently organized commemorations around the world that recognize the importance of youth participation in political, economic and social life and processes.

The National Youth Authority together with its mother Ministry, the Ministry of Youth and Sports under the auspices of President Akufo Addo has commemorated this year’s “International Youth Day” at the Anagkazo Bible and Ministry Training Center at Akwapem Mampong, in the Eastern region of Ghana. The Youth conference was held from the 11th – 12th of August and was attend by many youth groups and youth advocates from all the 16 regions of Ghana.

International Youth Day is marked for the 12th of August every year and is celebrated across the world. The Theme for this year’s celebration is “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages“.

Hon. Pius Enam Hadzide, CEO of the National Youth Authority stated how important this year’s celebration is to him and asked for the support and involvement of all. The commemoration was marked by some of the new policies adopted by the Authority which includes the National Youth Policy Launch, the maiden National Youth Conference and the Star of the Youth of Ghana Award.

In attendance was the Deputy CEO in charge of Programs , Mr. Nelson Owusu Ansah, Deputy CEO in charge of the Finance and Administration, Mrs. Akosua Asaa Manu, management of the Authority, political and youth groups and a number of reporters from the media.

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