The Head of Administration at Licensed Stevedores at Tema Port, Miss Nana Ama Konadu Aning has urged the youth to identify problems in the society so that they can capitalise on these problems as a way to create jobs for themselves.
She said, “Someone saw the need to address the challenges of filth in the nation and ended up creating one of the biggest group of companies with many employees through one company called Zoomlion.”
Therefore, she said, the youth should develop passion for something or look around to notice the challenges people face in the society that they think they could get solutions to.
Be Self- Reliant
In an interview with Change Agent Media, Ms. Aning pointed out that, in getting solutions to those problems, the person could sell the ideas to people for a fee.
Ms Aning who was the Vice President of Amanadehyee in the year 2014/2015 noted that, the best the youth could do for themselves is to get busy doing something lucrative.
“Create a job for yourself that can help you get a living. You could even learn a vocation,” she advised.
She said there are virtually non-existent jobs in the country now, therefore the youth must create job opportunities themselves so they could be self-reliant.
Since, the few there is, is being contested by a whole lot of individuals making demand way more than supply, she added.
Create Conducive Environment
Touching on how government could create permanent jobs to address youth unemployment in the country, Ms Aning suggested that, government should make the economy attractive for both private indigenous and expatriates to invest in the economy.
By so doing, she added, they would also create more jobs to help many unemployed citizens to get jobs.
“As we all know, the government or the private companies can’t absorb all employed citizens. Moreover some individuals have the entrepreneurial expertise to create jobs for themselves or other unemployed individuals. So there is also the need for government to give entrepreneurs the maximum support to establish their businesses or bring their ideas into reality,” she noted.
The most appropriate way is to create more jobs, but government can not do it all, therefore government should create a conducive environment for other individuals to create more jobs including the youth.
Advising the youth, Ms. Aning who was also a Coach for the Male Soccer Team at Elizabeth Frances Sey Hall at University of Ghana mentioned that, youth aside boosting their confidence, and opening their mind to new opportunities, they should involve themselves in extra curriculum activities to help them meet very prominent individuals or resource personnel. who, she said could help them see the world or life after school in a whole different perspective that makes you prepared for life after school.
“Sometimes, extra curriculum activities in a way or the other helps you develop hidden talents that you can capitalise on to make a living off,” she said
Editor: Mr Louis Owusu