Africa’s economic challenges to be resolved through YESS-Africa – SYDA
Sunyani, Tuesday, July 12, 2022
The economic challenges of Africa would be resolved if governments, development partners, cooperate bodies, NGOs, and youth Ministers across the continent embrace the ‘African Youth Entrepreneurship Special Summit’ (YESS-Africa) envisage by the Sunyani Youth Development Association (SYDA).
SYDA is a non governmental youth development focused group into community and youth development and empowerment advocacy as well as skills training opportunities to improve the livelihoods of particularly vulnerable young men and women.
The Association is located in Sunyani, the Bono Regional capital.
Speaking on Suncity Radio in Sunyani on Monday, trainees of the Association was optimistic the opportunities and the enabling environment giving to people by the Association would better their living conditions in future.
They therefore called for support to expand and setup other training centres across communities in the region and Ghana for the benefit of most of their peers on the country.
In view of that, the trainees who had the opportunity to share their experiences through on the radio called on African governments, development partners, cooperate bodies, investors, NGOs and youth Ministers to embrace and support the YESS-Africa Summit to create big-time entrepreneural opportunities, guidance and inspirations to the teaming unemployed youth in Africa.
The YESS-Africa is an entrepreneurship Summit initiated by SYDA to bring all youth and leaders in Africa, investors, development partners, NGOs, Youth Ministers and President’s together to deeply discuss and draw workable roadmap towards Africa’s economic independence through entrepreneurship in sports, agriculture, manufacturing technology and green energy.
This is because, the continent has the populous youthful population with passion and energy to support themselves and transform their communities, but needed financial support, direction and motivation.
The Summit would be hosted in Sunyani in November this year.
Mr. Atta Akoto Senior, President of SYDA stressed that to expand the continent’s economy to reduce borrowing, the various African government’s ought to invest in the highly populated unemployed youthful age through financing them to tackle the areas of agriculture, manufacturing, technology and services industry.
The YESS-Africa therefore has the potential to resolve the continent’s economic challenges because of the diverse untapped entrepreneural opportunities the summit seeks to explore in the areas of agriculture, sports, green energy, manufacturing and others, he said.
In view of that, Vivian Atinga, a trainee with SYDA fashion department said she is determined take SYDA to Bolgatanga, her hometown in the Upper East Region of Ghana after her training to also give such opportunities and support to others as her contribution to ease the tough living condition in the area.
Mary Gati and Dorothy Dufie, also trainees said they are also committed to support the course of the Association as MasterCraft Men to help the Association in training others in the region and the country after they have graduated.
Elizabeth Owusuwaa, another trainee, after sharing her story commended SYDA for the opportunities offering to people, particularly the single teenage mothers.
“Through this Association, I now have the confidence that with determination, I can do something for herself and children.
The leadership and trainees of the SYDA expressed gratitude to Mr. Ransford Antwi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Suncity Radio and management of the FM station for their selfless and continues support for the Association and the airtime given them to share their story and experiences.
Mr. Acquah Kennedy Boateng, a volunteer master with the Association who is training youth in aluminium fabrication noted the kind supportive nature of Mr. Ransford Antwi worth emulating and pleaded with other philanthropist and well to do individuals to also support the Association to impact the lives of people.
#YESS-Africa, Yes We Can.