The NDC Youth Organizer for the Tema West Constituency, Mr. Jones Klutse, has challenged Ghanaian youth to grow and nurture their talents in the area of entrepreneurship for a brighter and dignified future.
He said, encouraging young people especially school leavers and graduates to venture into the private enterprise is crucial if the alarming unemployment rate among the youth should be reversed.
Mr. Klutse sounded this alarm at the graduation ceremony of over 50 Youth in the Tema West Constituency who were taken through a fifteen days skills development and mentorship training programme with seasoned resource persons from industry and academia under the auspices of the youth organizer.
He urged the beneficiaries of the training programme to law-abiding, desist from deviant behaviour and serve as a role model for their peers. "A responsible generation of youth leaders is a sign of a brighter future for any nation" he added.
Mr Anthony Dogbey an entrepreneur and a business developer who represented industry also added his voice to the need for young people to aim at owning their own businesses.
He explained that the beginning of every business set up is difficult, the challenges are many and the individual must be ready to sacrifice.
"To start your own business and be successful you need to be disciplined and have that strong determine mind and heart to win even in the midst of challenges" he added.
According to Mr. Dogbey, there are many business opportunities in Ghana and the youth must take interest in self-development and mentorship to take advantage of what the private enterprise present.
He encouraged the trainees to make good use of the mentorship acquired, build on them and become games changers in the Ghanaian business space in the not too distant future.
The trainees were each given a certificate of participation