First Black African to chair G200 Youth Summit visits PUC (his alma mater)
Mr Steven Blessing Ackah, the first African to chair the G200 Youth Summit, has indicated his determination to promote the establishment of incubation centres in tertiary institutions in Ghana. Such centres, according to him, could augment or even replace the internship programmes of these higher educational institutions across Africa.
He explained that incubation centres, offer students practical and technical know-how of what the job market entails, and further give enterprising students, entrepreneurial skills, and actual opportunities to start and own businesses even before they exit the university.
Mr Ackah made the remarks on Friday, December 15, 2017, when he visited his alma mater, Pentecost University College (PUC) at the Sowutoum campus in Accra, Ghana.
A proud 2014 alumnus of PUC, Steven read BSc Banking & Finance and had the opportunity to be mentored by Prof Steven Addai, former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
In an interaction with Apostle Dr Daniel Walker, Rector of PUC, Mr Blessing Ackah, commended PUC for its mentorship programme and urged authorities to continue to maintain it as an integral part of the University’s curricular.
Apostle Dr Walker, in congratulating Mr Ackah, further assured him of PUC’s preparedness to partner and assist him, and for that matter any of the alumni of the university, in their individual and collective endeavours saying “We are solidly behind you, and we will partner and support you in all your initiatives. We are very proud of your achievements”.
G200 Youth Summit
Mr Steven Blessing Ackah, an alumnus of Pentecost University College (PUC) was selected as the first Black African to chair the New Strategies for Financial Sector and World Economy Committee under the Ministers for Economy Delegation at the 2017 G200 Youth Summit facilitated by the President of G20Y Association.
The G200 Youth Forum held from December 6 to 10, 2017, was the largest international event organized for young leaders in 2017, and about 300 young leaders, parliamentarians, students and academics, representatives of the business world, governments and international organizations participated.
The result of the G200 Youth Summit is expected to be disseminated throughout the world and shared with the Heads of States and leading international Organisations such as the IMF, WORLD BANK, UNITED NATIONS, OECD, EUROPEAN UNION AND AFRICA UNION.
This is the first time a black person is chairing such a committee.
Who is Steve
Steven Blessing Ackah, a young dynamic and intelligent Ghanaian, whose immense influence,
cuts across the world, completed Pentecost University College in 2014 having graduated with BSc Banking and Finance.
Steven Blessing Ackah, is a youth diplomat, a member of National Election Early Warning and Response Group under the Ghana National Peace Council and cutting-edge strategist with an outstanding record in both social enterprise and profit-making business. Based on his advocacy on youth employment policies and job bank strategies, he was bestowed the Most Outstanding Personality Service Award 2017 by West Africa Merit Award Organization.
With endorsements from H.E. Ambassador Professor Dr. Tal Edgars- UN Ambassador to Africa, and Mrs. Ana Manduley Atarodian, US Based and Co- Founder of UAE- AFRICA MDC, Mr. Ackah was nominated to join the G200 Alumni Association and was extended the role to chair one of the Committees.