International Youth Day Conference: The Zongo Youth have been left behind, it’s time to re-energize their spirit for growth – Ambassador Alhaji Salamu Amadu
International Youth Day Conference: The Zongo Youth have been left behind, it’s time to re-energize their spirit for growth – Amb. Alhaji Salamu Amadu
Ambassador Alhaji Salamu Amadu, the Youth Ambassador for Peace and Development for Zongo and Inner Cities, has expressed concern over the state of Zongo communities and their youth. He emphasized the urgent need to revive their spirits and prioritize their development.
In anticipation of the upcoming International Youth Day conference scheduled to take place on August 12th at the National Mosque in Kanda, Ambassador Amadu stressed the significance of celebrating this day within the Zongo communities. He reiterated that the future of these communities is integral to Ghana’s overall development.
“We feel the youth in these Zongo communities have been left behind. So it’s high time we reenergized their spirit to foster growth within these communities in the country. The celebration on the day is to encourage the youth and inspire them to be in charge of their own lives,” he told Joe Debrah, host of Happy 98.9 FM’s “Wamputu Sports.”
Ambassador Amadu also recounted that in a recent initiative to combat drug abuse, he alongside the Mayor of Nima embarked on a “ghetto tour.” However, he expressed his dissatisfaction with the situation, as he witnessed the devastating effects of drug abuse on these communities.
“I wasn’t happy with what I saw because a lot of damage is going on in our communities,” he said. “We aren’t doing this for the Zongo communities in Accra alone, but for others across the country as well.”
The International Youth Day conference promises to bring together youth from the Zongo communities across the nation. The event will serve as a platform to discuss relevant issues affecting the youth and celebrate the successes of young individuals within these communities.