A non-governmental organisation that aims to be the voice of the voiceless and promotes the ideals of the African Union on Youth development, Arise Africa Youth (AAYI) has been launched in Accra.
This organisation which seeks to proactively empower, educate and stimulate innovation and creation amongst African youth was launched on Sunday in alignment with the African Youth Charter adopted by the African Union.
Speaking at the launch, Founder and National President of the organisation, David Akwasi Amofah said with fast technological growth being introduced worldwide, there is no better time to launch this organization than now.
“Digitisation holds the power to solve critical issues and transform lives at a faster rate in these modern times and will be fully utilized by AAYI to empower the African youth through our programmes and activities.
“I will use this opportunity to commend the government of Ghana for implementing various interventions based on digitisation, namely ‘the Ghana digital address system, mobile phone interpolation, drone delivery system delivering essential medicines to rural areas just to mention a few,” he said.
Mr Amofah, however, noted that more needs to be done youth at the forefront of these technological interventions adding that “If well resourced, the youth can become a very powerful tool in driving development and change.”
He noted that Ghana is a well-resourced country, therefore, commitment from all and sundry could turn around the future of the country from worst to best.
Aligning the theme to African Union’s 4 E’s of Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Engagement, the founder said One Million by 2021 Initiative” was launched in April 2019 to catalyse action for youth development in Africa.
This, he said, AAYI will comply to see its achievement.
“From now till the end of the month, AAYI will be rolling out various activities to observe the African Youth Month in collaboration with the African Union and the youth institutions in Ghana.
“Expect an AAYI TV online soon, where young people will take an active part in speaking about and solving social issues. It is time for the Ghanaian youth to part of the political dispensation and tasks our political leaders in delivering on their promises. We hereby call on all youth in Africa to Arise for action for a safe and better future.”