PRESIDENT'S YOUTH PRIZE AWARDS - PYPA
The “Youth” is the greatest asset for our country, Ghana.
Young people are a major human resource for development and key agents for social change, economic growth and technological innovation.
As youth are increasingly demanding more just, equitable and progressive opportunities and solutions in their societies, the need to address the multifaceted challenges faced by young people (such as access to education, health, employment, and gender equality) have become more pressing than ever.
Hikima Baba Dua been awarded for excellence in Community Social Service
The battlefield of effective and good governance lies within the youth’s ideas and principles today. The Millennium Excellence Foundation recognizes the important role of the youth in nation-building since they will become the future leaders of this country, Ghana. We are making greater efforts to engage youth in our negotiating and decision-making processes.
It is good to ensure that youth participation is inclusive, equitable and gender-sensitive and therefore social, economic and cultural barriers affecting young women must be removed. They should have equal access to education and vocational training to be properly equipped for full participation in society. Outstanding young men and women in our society have demonstrated leadership within their communities in the fields of community social services, medicine, reading and writing, science, mentorship, mathematics, finance and business entrepreneurship.
The event was chaired by Professor Ekow Philip Bondzi-Simpson, Rector of GIMPA
Speakers and Special Guests of Honors who honored the occasion with their presence:
- HRM Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene represented by Nana Poku Agyeman, Governor
- HE Stephanie Sullivan US Ambassador in Ghana
- HE Claudia Turbay, Colombia Ambassador in Ghana and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps
- Hon. Christine Churcher, Chairman of Ghana Gas
- Hon. Joshua Alabi, Vice-Chancellor of Larweh University
- Hon. Osei Ameyaw
- Mrs. Mimi Darko
- Mr. Samuel Sarpong
- Dr. Sarkodie
The Board of Governors were very much represented
- Bernard Ntim
- Yagbonwura reprinted by Alhaji Jawula
- Nana Aggrey I
- George Blankson
- Sapna Mukhi
- Charlotte Baidoo
- Rev. Lawrence Tetteh
- Nana Poku Agyeman
- Grace Amey Obeng
- Thomas Baafi
- Nii Adama Latse, Ga Mantse
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