Archbishop Duncan Williams of the Action Chapel International has cautioned the youth who wants to be successful to desist from staying on social media all day.
According to the man of God who was addressing thousands of youth at the first day of the 2019 International Youth Empowerment Summit (IYES) at the National Theatre, Archbishop Duncan-Williams said social media is a distraction.
He went on to add that every young person needs to avoid excessive social networking to be able to make significant strides in life.
‘‘If you want to accomplish anything in life, go off social media. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat…get out of all these stuff. They are all distractions’’, he advised.
In his view, such networking platforms are for old people who don’t have anything more to accomplish in life.
‘Those things…they are for old people…80 and 90-year-olds who have finished everything they want to do in life that they have nothing to do. Then they stay there and they are chatting…Those of your age, you have no time’, he warned.
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams also urged Christians to spend more time studying the Bible and working for God rather than interacting on social media.
The 2019 International Youth Empowerment is scheduled from August 21- August 23 with a morning and evening session each day.
Day one had speakers including CEO of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Emmanuel Asigiri, C.E.O of National Entrepreneurship and Innovations Plan (NEIP), John A. Kumah, Lawyer Justin Koduah, Sampson Amoateng and Brian Amoateng.
Samira Bawumia, the wife of Ghana’s Vice President, is expected to climax the 2019 edition of the event with her speech.
Rev. Eastwood Anaba, Dr Kofi Abban, Amma Frimpomaa Dwumah, Bola Ray, Zanetor Rawlings, Chioma Akpotha will speak on Thursday and Friday.