The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. John Alexander Ackon, has asked the youth not to be afraid of setting up their own businesses, to transform their economic situation.
He indicated that the nation was blessed with enormous economic opportunities and that it was up to the large unemployed young people to exploit these to create jobs for themselves and others.
He said the over reliance on the government for employment could not continue and needed to change. They have to be innovative and resourceful.
Mr. Ackon was speaking at the maiden “Youth empowerment and entrepreneurship summit” held in Kumasi to expose them to the economic potentials available and inspire them to tap into these.
He said they should begin to identify the hidden opportunities by being critical, analytical and observant to the current trends in the society.
Demonstrating these traits, were what it took to create wealth and jobs to make things better for everybody.
Mr. Ackon encouraged them to go into food and vegetable crops production, processing and livestock farming, for dairy and non-dairy products.
There was also the rich cultural heritage, which could be attractively packaged and marketed.
He underlined the need for them to become more technologically inclined to avoid being left behind by globalization.
Mr. Randy Osae Bediako, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kharis Group, told the youth to be passionate about their vision to unleash their potentials, adding that, they should work hard to achieve their goals.
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