Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams warned young people against spending too much time on social media.
According to him, every young person needs to avoid excessive social networking in order to be able to make significant progress in life.
Addressing thousands of young people gathered at the National Theater on the first day of the International Youth Empowerment Summit (IYES) in 2019, Archbishop Duncan-Williams said that social media is a diversion.
If you want to do anything in your lives, get out of the social media. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat… get the hell out of all this things. They’re all distractions,’ he said.
In the opinion of the founder of Action Chapel International, such networking platforms are for elderly individuals who have nothing more to do with them.
These things are for the elderly, 80 and 90-year-olds, who have finished everything they want to do in their lives that they have nothing to do. They stay there, and they’re talking, those of your age, you don’t have time,’ he advised.
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams also encouraged Christians to spend more time studying the Bible and working for God rather than interacting with social media.
The 2019 International Youth Empowerment is scheduled for August 21-August 23, with morning and evening sessions each day.
Day one was attended by speakers including CEO of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Emmanuel Asigiri, C.E.O of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP), John A. Kumah, Lawyer Justin Koduah, Sampson Amoateng and Brian Amoateng.
On the first day, Joy Prime’s Kleff Maxwell Justice (KMJ) served as Master of Ceremony (MC).
Samira Bawumia, the wife of the Vice President of Ghana, is anticipated to culminate with her speech in the 2019 edition of the case.
Rev. Eastwood Anaba, Dr. Kofi Abban, Amma Frimpomaa Dwumah, Bola Ray, Zanetor Rawlings, Chioma Akpotha will speak on Thursdays and Fridays.
The 2019 International Youth Empowerment Summit (IYES) is driven by Hitz FM and Joy Prime.