Ekumfi (C/R), Nov. 15, GNA – Mr Albert Tetteh-Entsie, a chartered tax accountant, has called for training and empowering the youth with entrepreneurial skills and resources to make them independent.
He said that was the surest way to reduce the burden of job creation on the State and produce job creators for expedited development.
Mr Tetteh-Entsie, who is also a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), was speaking at the launch of the party’s Youth Wing of the Ekumfi Constituency in the Central Region.
The youth were the backbone of every nation hence their neglect could lead to a future breakdown of the country, he said.
“Every successful person depends on entrepreneurship. If you train a child for employment and at the end of it there is no employment, what will the child do? Therefore, entrepreneurship is key,” he added.
Mr Tetteh-Entsie said his motivation for joining the Ekumfi NPP Youth Wing was to support, empower, train and equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge for a sustainable future.
“It is all about empowerment. We will train and empower them so that they will support their families, constituency and the nation. I will support them with all the necessary resources that I can for them to achieve their destiny in life.”
“I am from Ekumfi and I have been with the NPP since 1992 and I believe this is the time to support the Ekumfi Constituency.”
He said he had secured a 100-acre piece of land for rubber plantation and food processing to support job creation for the youth.
“We are currently working on the documentation and within some few years, the operationalisation of the whole farm will begin,” he assured.
Mr Richard Takyi Mensah, the Central Regional Secretary of NPP, said government was working to rescue the economy from further decline to bring relief to the masses.
He admitted the challenges in the economy but urged Ghanaians, and the youth of the party in particular, to have confidence in the government to stabilise it and restore it to normalcy.
“Times are hard but the government is working around the clock to bring the economy back to life. The President accepts that we are in difficult times; we know Ghanaians are suffering but everything will be alright.”
Mr Mensah, however, noted that the Ghanaian economy was suffering largely from external shocks, a situation not peculiar to Ghana alone.
“Even the developed economies are struggling. Some of the things are simply beyond us; we don’t have control over them. For instance, petrol prices are high everywhere and, in some places, petrol is scarce,” he said.
Source: Ghana News Agency