The Ghana Catholic Youth Organisation (CYO) has witnessed a change in leadership at the national level. The transition of leadership took place during the 2023 National Management Meeting held at the Koforidua Diocesan Pastoral and Training Centre over the weekend.
Spearheading this new era is Senior Crusader John Abane, who assumes the role of National Chairman. Working alongside him are Senior Crusader Martin Wiedaar as Vice Chairman, Senior Crusader Micheal Nii Aryeequaye as 1st Vice President, and Senior Crusader Prince David Kwame-Kumah as 2nd Vice President.
The remainder of the leadership team comprises Senior Crusader Florence Awaitey, who assumes the position of Organising Secretary, and Senior Crusader Francis Asante, who steps into the role of Assistant National Organizing Secretary. Rounding off the team is Senior Crusader Aaron Moses Aaso Zebkonaa, appointed as National Internal Auditor.
Additionally, co-opted members joining the leadership are Senior Crusader Gabriel Nartey, Senior Crusader George Nego, Senior Crusader Monica Achuadem, and Senior Crusader Jennifer Tornyenyo.
The CYO, established in 1931 in the United States of America, has grown into a global movement with a presence in numerous countries, including Ghana. Its mission revolves around empowering young individuals within the Catholic community, offering them a platform to express their faith, foster leadership abilities, and contribute positively to society through various spiritual and social initiatives.
Ghana’s CYO, an active participant in the International Federation of Catholic Parochial Youth Movements (FIMCAP), was founded in 1948 and remains deeply engaged in parishes and dioceses across the nation. It plays a pivotal role in nurturing the spiritual development of young people, fostering leadership skills through workshops and training programs, and encouraging active participation in projects aimed at community development and social progress.
Through its programmes, the Ghana CYO continues to shape a new generation of dedicated Catholic leaders committed to effecting meaningful change in the world.