Unemployed graduates advised not to underrate job opportunities

Sunyani, The teeming unemployed graduates in the country have been urged not to underrate any job opportunity that comes their way.

Mr Kwadwo Adjei-Darko, a former Minister of Local Government and Rural Development in the former President John Agyekum Kufuor’s administration who gave the advice said there is no bad job apart from stealing and killing.

Speaking at an entrepreneurship seminar for National Service Personnel in Sunyani, Mr Adjei-Darko who is also a former Member Parliament for Sunyani West expressed concern about high rate of unemployment in the country.

The Sunyani Municipal Branch of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) organised the seminar for members in the Municipality.

Mr Adjei-Darko emphasised that rapid population growth was a major contributory factor to the unemployment challenge as it could not match with national economic progress.

He said since the youth formed the chunk of the national population and the government alone could not shoulder the responsibility of providing jobs, there was the need for the unemployed graduates to change their mindset of getting job in the formal sector.

Mr Adjei-Darko advised them to look around, and utilise the knowledge they had acquired to create jobs for themselves so that they could obtain assistance from the government to expand their economic activities.

He pointed out that the government had allocated US10 million dollars to promote small and medium scale enterprises and urged the graduates to take advantage to access the facility.

Ambassador George Kumi, a former envoy to Libya and High Commissioner to Nigeria, advised the service personnel to be conscious of time management and abide by good ethical values at their various work places.

He told the service personnel that they could complete their national service and acquire jobs depending on the way and manner they conducted themselves, and entreated them to respect authority and avoid unhealthy lifestyles that could ruin their future.

Source: Ghana News Agency