Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams has warned the youth against spending too much time on social media.
According to him, every young person must avoid excessive social networking to be able to make great strides in life.
Addressing thousands of young people gathered on the first day of the 2019 International Youth Empowerment (IYES) Summit at the National Theater, Archbishop Duncan-Williams said social media is a distraction.
‘If you want to accomplish something in life, go from social media. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat … get rid of all this stuff. They are all distractions, ” he advised.
Given the founder of Action Chapel International, such networking platforms are for old people who have nothing more to accomplish.
‘These things … they’re for old people … 80’s and 90’s who have finished everything they want to do in life that they have nothing to do. Then they stay there and they chat … You your age, you don’t have time, ”he warned.
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams also urged Christians to spend more time studying the Bible and working for God rather than interacting on social media.
The 2019 International Youth Empowerment is scheduled from August 21 to August 23 with a morning and evening gathering each day.
Day 1 had speakers, including CEO of National Youth Authority (NYA), Emmanuel Asigiri, C.E.O of National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP), John A. Kumah, Attorney Justin Koduah, Sampson Amoateng and Brian Amoateng.
Joy Prime’s Kleff Maxwell Justice (KMJ) served as Master of Ceremony (MC) on the first day.
Samira Bawumia, the wife of Ghana’s vice president, is expected to raise the 2019 edition of the event with her speech.
Pastor Eastwood Anaba, Dr. Kofi Abban, Amma Frimpomaa Dwumah, Bola Ray, Zanetor Rawlings, Chioma Akpotha speak on Thursday and Friday.
The International Youth Empowerment Summit (IYES) 2019 is run by Hitz FM and Joy Prime.