The day is set aside by the Africa Union Commission to increase awareness and recognise young Africans as critical agents of positive change.
Addressing the media at the mid-week briefing in Accra, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Information Minister, said the National Youth Authority, the government agency mandated to regulate and coordinate youth development, has outlined a number of activities to celebrate the day.
It would be held under the theme: “Ghana Beyond Aid; The Youth Factor,” which stems from the vision of President Akufo-Addo.
Some activities lined-up are Wednesday, 30th October (Transit/Reporting),
Thursday, October 31(Rehearsal of Youth Parliamentary Procedures and Processes),
Friday 1st November (Africa Youth Day Celebration/State of Youth Affairs) youth takeover media for discussion from 0800 to 0900 hours and public lecture.