The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Mr Pius Enam Hadzide, was on Wednesday honoured for his immense contributions and initiatives towards youth development in the country.
The citation in his honour was signed by the founder of the Elite Mentoring Programme (EMP), Rev. Dr Edgar Collingwood Williams.
Handing over the citation in a brief occasion at the office of NYA, Accra, the EMP Operations Director, Miss Akua Opoku-Mensah, said her team admired the efforts and abilities Mr Hadzide had to mobilise and support the youth in every way possible.
“On behalf of the founder, management and members of EMP, we want to express our profound gratitude to you for always opening your doors to hear our voice and worries, we pray that the youth would always be your priority,” she said.
She added that it was for that
reason they decided to bring a token to say thank you and appreciate his vision, passion and dedication to the development of the youth.
On his part, Mr Hadzide, who received the citation, expressed gratitude to the EMP team for the honour done him, and promised to continue to work harder for the betterment of the youth who were future leaders of the nation.
“We need to join hands to inculcate our values as a nation in the next generation, which is key to national development,” he said.
Elite Mentoring Programme (EMP) is a Christian centred Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that believes in the power of monitoring and seeks to offer diverse opportunities to the vulnerable and less privileged African youth with focus currently on the Ghanaian Youth.
EMP aims at helping these young ones develop a positive mindset, identify and grow in their skill set and talents as they were the future leaders of every nation.
EMP also employs structures such as apprenticeships, internships and formal guilds to reach out to youth and help them find fulfilling, meaningful vocations.
BY ANITA ANKRAH