To mark the International Workers Day commemorations, the SAYoF-SADC activities to honor the African Youth Health Workers were graced by the special address and message from Commissioner H.E Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor responsible for Human Resources, Science and Technology at African Union Commission (AUC). The address was made at 1230 hours Central African Time (CAT) and young people took the time during this session to engage with H.E Prof. Sarah after her remarks for the International Workers Day. In her address, H.E Prof. Sarah wished a Happy International Workers Day to research scientists, Educationists, all Ministers of Scientific research Technology and Innovation, Education, Youth and sports among other sectors.
“Happy International Workers Day AU Staff and particularly, all our Youth essential workers during the current COVID19 Climate from those of you in the Health sector, law enforcement, food and agriculture, sanitation, Information Communication Technology (ICT) including media to those in the financial sectors, we thank you all for your service and encourage you to continue to help the African Continent’s response to the global pandemic,” noted H.E Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor during her address. She acknowledged the role being played by the Young Health workers during this COVID19 Global pandemic thus saluting our African Health workforce and volunteers for their efforts to fight COVID19.
This message also came at an opportune moment as SAYoF-SADC under the African Union Youth Division’s #1MillionBy2021 initiative took 01 May 2020 as a day dedicated to salute, celebrate and honor Young African Health workers and volunteers on the frontline fighting the Coronavirus under the #OurCovidIcons campaign. H.E Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor concluded her International Workers Day address by also encouraging all those in other sectors and those working from home a Happy International Workers Day.