The Ghana National Catholic Youth Council (GHANCYC) has elected new executives, conducted strictly in accordance with the new age policy.
The Election formed part of the 45th ANNUAL GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING (AGCM) of GHANCYC which was held at St. Paul’s Catholic Seminary at Sowutuom in the Archdiocese of Accra.
The newly elected executives include Chairperson Joseph Besigrinee from Wa Diocese of the Tamale Province, Vice Chairman Mathias Waliba Justice from Techiman Diocese of the Kumasi Province and Treasurer Godwin Kwame Boating from Sekondi Takoradi of the Cape Coast. They will be supported by the National Youth Chaplain, Rev. Fr. James Bour-Mensah and the General Secretary, Dennis Appiah-Sasraku whose positions are by appointment by the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
The newly-elected Chairperson of GHANCYC, Mr. Joseph Besigrinee in his acceptance speech assured the youth of maximum unity and corporation to work together as youth leaders. He appeals to the outgone executives to always open their doors to them.
This year’s AGCM was under the theme, “The Word of God: Christian formation for transformation in Ghana.”
The GHANCYC AGCM brought together delegates from the various Archdiocese s, Dioceses and Vicariate to brainstorm on the prospect and issues affecting the Catholic Youth in the Country.
The Ghana National Catholic Youth Council (GHANCYC) is a unit under the Department of Pastoral Ministry and Evangelisation of the National Catholic Secretariat. GHANCYC was established by the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference in 1974 with the mandate to train, coordinate, evaluate, report and serve as the official mouthpiece of the Ghanaian Catholic youth at the National level.
GHANCYC also has the mandate to ensure the total formation and growth of the Catholic youth and the church.
Bishop Alphonse Asiedu Episcopal Co-Chair of the Youth and the Laity urged the newly elected executives to allow God to use them for greater growth of GHANCYC.
Source Daniel Orlando// DEPSOCOM HO