The executives of the Accra Archdiocesan Catholic Youth Council (AADCYC) on 21st September 2020 issued a communique informing all member bodies
This includes youth bodies in Parishes, Rectorates, and outstations, who could not conduct election of new officers due to the COVID-19 pandemic to do so between October 2020 and December 2020.
Also, all deanery youth councils and archdiocesan youth movements are to conduct elections between January 2021 and March 2021.
The Accra Archdiocesan Catholic Youth Council will then conduct its elections in May 2021 during its general council meeting.
Secretary of the AADCYC, Mr. Lawrence Kwame Okyere stated in the communique that “councilors in various levels are to adhere to the rightful age required for the elections to contest for positions as directed by the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference through the Ghana Catholic Youth Council to the various Archdiocese/Dioceses.”
He continued that “the required age to hold a position shall be from 18 years to 30 years of age. We are required to use Baptismal cards as the approved document to verify age for the elections at all levels”.
Children ministry representatives on any council across board are however to be exempted from the directive but shall be under the required age limit to be eligible to contest for any position at their respective council.
The Council encouraged all youth to stay safe and pray for a peaceful Ghana, before, during, and after the December elections
Source: AADCYC/Radio Angelus