YPYC Conference And Awards Slated For December

Andy Osei Okrah  President, YPYC

Andy Osei Okrah President, YPYC

This year’s Young Professionals Transformational Leadership Conference and Young Professional Role Model Awards ceremony will take place at the Accra International Conference Centre on Tuesday, December 9. The event, currently in its 6th year, is an initiative of the Young Professionals and Youth Coalition (YPYC), a youth-oriented non-governmental organisation which seeks to network, transform and engage the mindset of the youth nation-wide in discussions of national affairs whiles emphasising the importance of leadership and entrepreneurship to deliver national goals.

The President of YPYC, Andy Osei Okrah, in an interview, said that the objective of the conference is to equip the country’s youth with state-of-the-art leadership skills and values for rapid nation building.

“Following five years of successful pursuance of the Young Professionals Transformational Leadership Conference and Young Professional Role Model Awards from 2009, YPYC is committed to continuing this highly subscribed conference this year,” he added.

Mr Okrah noted that to fulfill the present and future needs of Ghana, continuous engagements, collaborations and development of young professionals with changed mind-sets, capable in skills and competencies and above all strong in leadership and generational thinking are needed.

He stressed that since the insertion f the programme many young professionals are making significant impact in the socio-economic development of the country leading to the creation of more jobs for young people.

This year’s event is on the theme, “Transformational Change Africa Needs in the 21st Century,”He said the theme was choose base on the need comforting young professionals in the 21st Century.

Hesaid speakers for the Leadership Conference include Dr. Joyce Aryee, Emmanuel Adu Sarkodee –Group CEO CDH Financial Holdings Ltd, Samuel Afari Dartey-CEO of Forestry Commission and Dr Patrick Awah-President of Ashesi University.

“We are always privileged to have His Excellency the Vice President Asaimah Attah as the Special Guest of Honour. Other Guest Speakers include the Minister of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts,” he said.

Mr Okrah said the event will host over 1,500 young professionals and youth from all over the country.

Touching on the Young Professionals Role Model Awards, Mr.Okrah said the awardsis an annual national leadership excellence award that seeks to recognize those who demonstrate superior leadership both personally and professionally to deliver total youth development.

He said nomination and selection of winners is mainly done by the general public.

He said the topmost award will be given the following personalities who are examples to young professionals in the country.

They include: Mr. Asaimsah Attah, Vice President for is leadership role, Dr.Addo Kufour, for his role in Politics, Dr.Osei Kwame Despite for his Entrepreneurship role in the country and Mr. Samuel Afari Dartey, Chief Executive Officer, Forestry Commission for his role in youth empowerment.

Mr.Okrah called on Institutions and Corporate Ghana to support this laudable initiative that will help empower young professionals in the Country.

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