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20.05.2020 Business & Finance

Entrepreneur Urges Youth To Be Innovative To Create Jobs

By Leticia Ohene Asiedu & Nana Kwabena Agyare
The Executive Director of Otimah Investment Ltd, Madam Bernice Ntiri Owusu
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The Executive Director of Otimah Investment Ltd, Madam Bernice Ntiri Owusu

The Executive Director of Otimah Investment Ltd, Madam Bernice Ntiri Owusu, has urged the youth to be innovative rather than rely on the government for jobs.

She said there were many business opportunities that the youth could capitalise on instead of waiting for the government to offer them jobs.

Madam Owusu said this when she led management and staff of the company to make a donation to the Ghana Society for the Socially Disadvantaged in Accra.

Recounting her experience after school, she said: “I was home for a very long time because I was waiting to get employed.

“One day, my mother brought up an idea of starting a cleaning company and by dint of hard work and determination, we have grown the business and can confidently boast of very reputable clientele. Just look at us now, making a donation worth about Ghc10,000”.

She urged the youth not to downplay any business idea no matter how small it may seem but rather invest their time and money into making sure the business succeeds.

Otimah Investment Ltd now produces cleaning detergent used for its cleaning services and also for commercials purposes.

“My advice to the youth who have graduated from school is to take initiative. They should not wait on the government to provide them with jobs. Each and every one should start something on their own no matter how little it may be because the little things grow to become big,” she reiterated.

Madam Owusu further advised young people wanting to do cleaning jobs to note that cleaning done by professional cleaning companies is more thorough than the one individuals do in their home.

“Do not feel overused when you secure a job in a cleaning company because the type of cleaning done is more thorough than what we are used to,” she said.

Otimah Investments Ltd. provides cleaning and fumigation services for companies and individuals.