Ghana’s foremost pro-Youth NGO, Young Professionals and Youth Coalition, YPYC, announces the 13th YPYC-MTN Pulse Transform Africa Conference, and Africa Role Model Awards 2022, on the theme, “The Future of our Youth: Jobs, Digitalization, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership.”
A press statement issued in Accra said the 13th version of the intellectual discourse, is under the distinguished patronage of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu (II), Conference Chairperson, the Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Prof. Rita Akosua Dickson, and Guest Speaker, COP Nathan Kofi Boakye.
Dubbed the home coming Summit, the event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at the Great Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. The side attraction will be the launch of the book titled You Are A Leader by Andy Osei Okrah.
Conference host and YPYC torchbearer, Andy Osei Okrah, in a preview, said, “we will not waver in our resolve to project the welfare and interests of the youth to the front burner of the national discourse, a determination buoyed by the conviction that the youth form a critical link to the security and prosperity of our country, which prosperity is hinged on jobs, digitalization, entrepreneurship and leadership.”
The YPYC Founder commended headline sponsor MTN Pulse for remaining youth-focused, and challenged other multi-nationals to rally around youth-driven programs for a secured future.
The Chief Commercial Officer for MTN, Mr. Noel Kojo-Ganson lauded the brilliant work being done by YPYC to promote leadership excellence among the youth and also recognize the achievement of young professionals. He indicated that MTN is remained committed to the development of the youth. The telecommunication giant “MTN has enhanced services such as the MTN Pulse App which provides the youth with a myriad of voice and data packages that makes it easier for them to connect with friends, family and business associates at minimal cost at this data driven era”. Mr. Kojo-Ganson urged all young professionals and the youth to download the MTN Pulse app from the Play Store and App Store to enjoy the latest deals in e-commerce and also receive rewards from MTN.
The statement added that the conference theme was anchored on sectors of the economy that reflect the aspirations of the youth in their quest to contribute meaningfully and significantly to national development.
The Students Representative Council of KNUST and the Graduate students Association of Ghana, GRASAG, KNUST, will partner YPYC to hone in the immeasurable benefits of the combined effects of digitalization and entrepreneurship on youth development.
Twenty competitive categories, including the Africa Role Model award overall male, female personalities, the Africa Role Model Lifetime Achievement Award, the Africa Role Model award in Traditional leadership, and the Africa Role Model award in Student leadership, among others, are up for grabs.