Sao Tome: Inauguration of YSP
By Philbert Seka, YSP Africa
On January 24, 2019, during a trip to Sao Tome as part of a tour led by International Vice President of YSP, Mr. Koji Matsuda and Africa Regional President, Mr. Philbert Seka, The chapter of YSP in Sao Tome e Principe was inaugurated,. Among the 150 participants, we could noticed the presence of top VIPs in of the country.
The ceremony started at 2 pm on that day with the sound of the Independancia Total, the national anthem of Sao Tome e Principe. Later on, the Mayor of the city of Agua Grande, gave the opening remark. Following the Mayor, YSP Africa President Philbert Seka gave the inaugural speech during what he invited all the young people to become the best generation Sao Tome ever had. Vice President Koji, did a presentation of YSP and its activities around the world. He called the young people attending to become owners of YSP so that they can achieve the dream of a peaceful and developed nation.
The Cabinet Director of national education, representing the Minister of Education expressed his gratitude to YSP with the idea to contribute to the education of students in Sao Tome e Principe. The President of national council of christians, Pastor Ezechiel gave some moral advises to the participants. To conclude the ceremony, the Secretary General of UPF in Sao Tome, Rev Taty Ntoko, appreciated the initiatives of YSP and promised a good collaboration between YSP and UPF to achieve the common goals.
Before the family photo, 6 youth leaders have been appointed Youth Ambassador for Peace following with the appointment of Justino Jose Alamo as President of YSP in Sao Tome e Principe. The inauguration ceremony closed at 4PM. It was reported by the national TV based on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.