The Faith Evangelical Mission Worldwide Church, on Saturday organised its maiden youth rally geared towards empowering its young people to be innovative and to boost unity and cooperation among all ages.
The event saw hundreds of youth from several sub-churches convening at the church’s headquarters to engage in various activities to increase morale.
They also received coaching sessions by seasoned professionals on entrepreneurship, the importance of innovation in businesses and on financial empowerment.
Bishop Frederick France, Chief Bishop of the church, in an interview said the youth rally was the church’s way of celebrating the youth as they were the future of the church and the nation.
He stated that the event was also used to spur the youth to take up leadership roles within the church and in the community.
“They are the future and we have to make sure that they are well equipped and ready for the tasks ahead,” the Bishop added.
Bishop France noted that the coaching sessions would help them not only in the church but in their personal lives as it was aimed at making them entrepreneurs and innovators to change and remodel the nation.
He urged the youth to focus on the teachings they would receive and hoped they would inculcate them into their lives.
Mr John Kumah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Entrepreneur and Innovative Program (NEIP) and a coach at the event said it was essential that the youth in the country become innovative enough to make themselves entrepreneurs.
He said government was determined to help the youth develop their ideas and business plans.
“Government has allocated $100 million as seed capital for the NEIP to train and fund entrepreneurs in the country and I urge you all to come up with innovative projects and we will help you by training you and giving you funds to boost your business ideas,” Mr Kumah added.
He noted that the government was dedicated to this cause and over the last two years had trained 19, 000 entrepreneurs and funded 5, 000 businesses.
“Train and develop yourselves to the fullest extent so that you can help this country to grow,” Mr Kumah advised.
BY FREDERICK GADESE-MENSAH