Bening Ahmed NPC Ghana Member of IOC shares his thoughts on this year’s world youth festival Russia 2017

The Ghana Chairman of National preparatory Committee (NPC) and the Secretary General of the West Africa Youth organization Mr Ahmed Bening And the only West African on the International Organizing Committee (IOC) for Russia 2017 Youth Festival has paid glowing tribute to the host Nation Russia.

The event which has brought together over 20,000 youth across the world for this year’s world youth festival is the largest youth gathering in the world.

The Russian Federation which is sponsoring the youth to visit regions across Russia for activities. event will see the youth discuss wide range of activities from Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , to culture, to youth empowerment and entrepreneurship and networking

Mr Ahmed Bening Chairman of National preparatory Committee (NPC) however shared his thoughts on this year’s youth festival and below is the full text.

I think Sochi is a magnificent city with a well-thought-through architecture. The city planning is simply exquisite and a beautiful sight to behold. The infrastructure provides the perfect ambience for youth activities and befits a festival of this magnitude. I’m confident the city will offer fantastic memories for the participants of the festival and we encourage every delegate to come with the greatest sense of optimism.


The African continent holds the enviable record of taking the largest international delegations to previous festivals and Russia 2017 won’t be any different. We are expecting large numbers of young people filled with exuberance and the energy needed to light up the festival. I believe the fabulous African culture will spice up the festival. Africa is definitely coming to the party with pageantry and in full force.

ahmed Bening