Youth empowerment summit slated for Aug 31

•  Mr. Haruna Iddrisu — Minister of Employment and Labour Relations

• Mr. Haruna Iddrisu — Minister of Employment and Labour Relations

All is set for the maiden “Youth empowerment and entrepreneurship summit,” designed to encourage the youth, particularly in the Ashanti Region, to venture into agriculture and other economic activities on August 31, 2016, in Kumasi.

The event would be organised on the theme, “Tapping into the opportunities in Ashanti Region” under the auspices of the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council.

According to the Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Andy Osei Okrah who would address the event, topics for the summit would include ‘unleashing your potentials to succeed in life,’ ‘entrepreneurship-how to start and grow a global brand,’ and ‘redefining your career, job hunting techniques’.

Ms. Nadia Ismalia, chief executive officer of the British International School in Accra, Mr. Alexander Ackon, Ashanti Regional Minister and Randy Osae Bediako, a chief executive officer of the Kharis Group, LLC are also expected to address the meeting.

The Deputy Minster in an interview with The Ghanaian Times, urged the youth in the region (national service personnel, tertiary institutions and youth in agriculture) to take advantage of the summit, which had potentials to unlock the key to their future fortunes and harness their potentials.

He said government’s efforts are geared toward creating the right climate to spur on economic transformation, especially in the agricultural sector, for the youth to benefit.

Government, he indicated, “places a premium on agricultural sector as it is the key to economic development”, Mr Okrah indicated.
He was hopeful that the summit would encourage the youth to take the bull by the horn to do something for themselves.

“This is one summit that is going to enable the youth to look into the future with excitement as they can tap the opportunities government is making available in the agriculture and other sectors as well as the expertise of the speakers”, the Deputy Minister stressed.

From Kingsley E. Hope, Kumasi

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