Ghana: Nelson Mandela International Day
Prepared by YSP Ghana
The YSP Ghana celebrated the Nelson Mandela International Day to mark the 100-year birthday of Nelson Mandela, on Wednesday, 18th July 2018 in Accra Ghana at the residence of Ghana former head of state, H.E J.J. Rawlings.
In collaboration with the UN Youths and Water for Rural Africa, 100 invited guests and leaders of various of various youth groups participated in the program. The occasion was also attended by Former President of Ghana, H.E John Jerry Rawlings who emphasized on the importance of using the legacy of Mandela as a bridge to uniting the human race.
Rev Tegah, the president of YSP/Ghana, in his speech explained that Africa’s democracy must consider the model course of Mandela as a proper standard of leadership in the continent. He continued by explaining the mains and objectives of Youth and Students for Peace.
An ambassador for Peace, Mr Donald Agumenu expressed his opinion about what African youth ought to do now. They need to think of ways to make Africa better than the way it is now.
Other speakers followed up and developed topics such and effects of drug abuse in the African youth; the importance of teenagers abstaining from sex till they get married.
A symbolic legacy of peace ceremony was conducted to connect the heroism of Mandela onto nine other heroes and heroines of Africa of Africa, including, Mariam Makeba, commonly known as mama Africa.
The event was packed with different activities and the audience was made to shout eog mansei for Mandela while cutting the birthday cake and singing happy birthday to Mandela to mark his 100 years.