Thousands of young people gathered at the just ended 7th edition of the International Empowerment Youth Summit (IYES) which was held at the University of Professional Studies auditorium here in Accra. The two days conference was held on 12th and 13th of August 2021, and hosted various participants all over the country.
The conference commenced with an uplifting message from Pastor Brian Amoateng, the founder and president of IYES foundation. He encouraged the youth to look beyond the criticisms and work towards achieving their dreams. He also admonished young people to not waste their youth but rather make the best out of every opportunity given to them.
The vice president of the Republic of Ghana Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia who was also the special guest of honor for the conference joined the conference via zoom with a message of assurance to the youth about the governments effort to provide the needed support the youth needed to succeed. He also encouraged the youth to make good use of avenues made available to them as future leaders of the nation. He also thanked Pastor Brian Amoateng for the IYES summit and its impact on the Ghanaian youth.
The conference saw a host of other speakers including Hon Okudzeto Ablakwa, Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Patricia Obo Nai, Jackie Appiah, Freedom Jacob Caesar, Oboubia Darko, Nana Mcbrown, Dr Lawrence Tetteh, Dr. Frank Ofosu Appiah, Pastor Daniel Amoateng, Pastor Samson Amoateng and many others.
Participants were inspired with amazing messages from the various speakers and were thrilled with powerful song ministrations from Diana Hamilton the reigning VGMA artiste of the year and a host of other guest artistes. There was an opportunity for questions and answers were participants were able to interact with speakers. Former participants also shared their testimonials from previous years of IYES and how it has impacted their lives.
IYES seeks to empower and equip the youth on a crowd section of relevant topics from seasoned ministers of God, entrepreneurs and professionals who have influenced and impacted lives. IYES has served as a platform to inspire and empower Ghanaian youth.