Thousands of people mostly the youth thronged the premises of the National Theatre to experience an explosion of inspiration, motivation and God’s word that changes lives at the 4th edition of International Youth Empowerment Summit, iYes which happened from the 22nd to 24th August 2018 in Accra.
Chief Executive Officer of Rigworld International Services, Dr. Kofi Amoa-Abban was a guest speaker billed for the three days’ event to inspire the youth of the country.
Dr Kofi Abban on the second day of the iYes summit enthused the youth to be disciplined and put in hard work in everything they do in order for them to succeed in their trial moment. He also highlighted the key gears that contributed to his success for the youth to be stimulated in achieving their dreams. The oil and gas magnate urged the young people to remain focus and adopt passion for their goals and decreeing the ‘I can do’ spirit in the lives of the youth.
‘’With perseverance, maintaining, consistency and focus in whatever I wanted to do, I was able to cross the hurdle of incorporating a company and having permit to operate as an upstream service company’’
Speaking to the youth at the 2018 edition of the summit, Dr. Abban seized the time to the journey of how he was able to established his company with a little money his mum loaned him back in the days.
He added that the Rigworld company started off with just GHC 250 of which it gave birth to millions of cedi’s currently but in order for that dream to be attained, he was passionate about his work and he identified the gap the country was facing in terms of oil and gas.
‘’I remember one evening I visited my mom in Tema to lend me GHC 250 to incorporate Rigworld which she assisted and went to her friend to borrow money on my behalf and that actually started the journey of Rigworld.” He said
He however urged the youth to spend their time wisely and have a creative mind in order for them to be able to develop stuffs for themselves.
Dr. Abban later on during the summit decided to bless someone before departing the place and in a few minutes after inspiring the youth, asked the young and talented disc jockey DJ Swith to choose anyone from the audience whom he could present a gift to.
The little girl called her mum and Abban blessed the mother with a worth of 200,000 Euro Parmigiana Flourier wrist watch which got the mother of DJ Switch in tears.
The iYes summit is an annual event in Accra organized by UK-based Ghanaian Pastor Brian Amoateng, who brings individuals in various spheres of life to impact spiritually, intellectually, and emotional growth of young people around the world.