GUPS President leaves for Abdul Nasser African leadership fellowship in Egypt

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Story by: Harry Ahovi

The President of the Ghana Union of Professional Students (GUPS), Justice Aboagye Sarpong has departed Ghana, to represent Ghanaian students at the Abdul Nasser Fellowship for African Emerging Leaders in Cairo Egypt.

The Fellowship for African leadership”, was launched by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Egypt (the African Youth Bureau, the Parliament’s Headquarters and Civic Education) under the auspices of Dr. Moustafa Madbouli, President of the Cabinet of Ministers,  from 8th-22nd June, 2019 in partnership with the Pan-African Youth Union.

This Fellowship is one of the mechanisms implemented as the “1 Million by 2021” initiative which aims at training one million young Africans by 2021 and was launched by the AU Commission on Science, Technology and Human Resources.

The Fellowship is expected to popularize the authentic Egyptian experience in national institution-building and to create a new generation of young African transformational leaders with a vision that aligns with the Egyptian presidency of the African Union in serving the goals of African unity through integration, training, capacity building, the development of strategic visions, as well as organizing meetings for the most influential young leaders at the continental level.

While there, Mr. Sarpong shall hold bilateral engagements with other Student and Youth Leaders on matters of mutual consent among others.

The president in a discussion with expressed appreciation to the Deputy Secretary General of Pan African Youth Union, Ahmed Bening, Former  NUGS President, Elisha Oheneba Essumang and Tinkaro Asare Osei, National NUGS President for believing in him and giving him such an opportunity.

He indicated that this all important summit will help add a voice of the Ghanaian student to other voices to help seek  workable solutions to solve the numerous challenges on the African continent.This  initiative is important because it instills sense of patriotism in the African youth.

Mr. Aboagye-Sarpong is expected back in the country on the 23rd June, 2019.

In his absence, the Union’s Treasurer, Kingsley Kofi Yeboah shall in accordance with the Union’s constitution act in his stead as President.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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