The member of parliament for the Ayawaso West constituency, Hon. Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko has told the government to provide an enabling environment for the youth. This comes on the day of the Akuafo Hall of the University of Ghana’s 60th anniversary and annual week celebration at the hall’s quadrangle.
The week celebration had as part of its activities a popular section for the students to interact with leaders in the country. This year’s celebration was centered on the youth. The theme thus for the celebration was ” Ghana’s Tomorrow, The Youth as Stakeholders”.
Speaking at the programme Honourable Agyarko recounted the prospects they had in their time at the university. He recalled that “during our time, companies would come bidding for our services before our graduation” .This he said was because the numbers graduating were not as large as it is today. But rather unfortunate for the youth of today the numbers are ever increasing and has become very competitive for them.
Though the government mostly tell graduates to create something for themselves, he thinks not all the graduates will be very entrepreneurial not neglecting the potential of the few ones who may be able to engage in entrepreneurship. He believes with the right environment the private sector which is said to be the engine of growth will be able to create more jobs.
Honourable Agyarko then charged the government to be proactive in providing the enabling environment for the private sector and the youth to succeed in business to eliminate the menace of graduate unemployment.
Poetry recital and spoken word from students of the University of Ghana like Gombilla, KASA among others got the students clapping throughout the programme
Other politicians were there to grace the occasion. Prominent among them were Dr Zenator Rawlings( The daughter of the former president) the parliamentary aspirant for the Korley Klottey constituency and David Asante of the Let My Vote Count Alliance.