The Youth of today have developed an idiosyncratic attitude and over dependence on the government and other stakeholders for employment. This trend, without any doubt I believe has resulted in the hiked number of unemployment in Ghana and most African countries at large. Its in light of this that I write to enlighten the willing to believe the fact that entrepreneurship is a safer and best option for all.
Day in and day out you hear of series of demonstrations against the government for not creating jobs and this has rendered many of them unable to feed themselves and seen as failures, burdens and even useless in the face of their parents and the society at large. What amazes me most is that the least age limit among these graduate unemployed demonstrators should be not less than twenty years of age.
The issue about job creation, renders me to take stands to the fact that, job creation should not entirely be the role of the individual but the individual in partnership with the government, but with much responsibilities on the individual.
The government in my opinion is playing its part effectively by the prominence and priority it gives to the youth in education. There is the payment of fees subsidy and making education affordable and acesible to all hence Education is geared to making individuals empowered, innovative and creative, this move is suppose to enable the citizens of the country to better themselves in every possible way thought through the quality education they went through.
The government other important role in complement with education is ensuring stability in the various market sructures, they should ensure a very cerene environment encompassing all the necessary opportunities for individual businesses to thrive.
It is an undisputed fact that most youth of today are not willing to take business risk, we still wait to be spoon fed by our families and the government.
It amazes me when I see how Wilde and crazy graduates can grow to for non existent governmental jobs.
It is no secret that the richest men in the word never made their fortunes from governmental jobs, No! Below are some facts to from www.inc.com
- Bill Gates is one of the most famous entrepreneurs of our era. The richest man in the world, Gates has a net worth estimated to be over $79 billion. He’s held the title of “world’s wealthiest individual” for 16 of the past 21 years.
Co-founder of the world’s largest PC software company, Microsoft, Gates was one of the defining figures of the personal computer revolution.
- I think Oprah Winfrey has one of the most amazing modern rags-to-riches stories of all time. As you’re probably well aware, Oprah is the richest African American of the 21st century, and with a net worth of over $3 billion, she is regarded as arguably the most influential woman in the world
- Aliko Dangote, fom Nigeria and an entreprenuer has Net Worth: $12.2bn (£9.79bn, €11.28bn, estimated as at 20 March 2017)Source Of Wealth: Cement, flour, sugar, salt
- Kwesi Nduom, $300 million. Paa Kwesi Nduom (born February 15, 1953) is a business consultant and politician. Dr. Nduom has made several investments in Ghana. He is a homeowner and together with his wife, owns other properties in the country. More important, he and his wife have made a number of investments that have provided jobs to many Ghanaians. Dr. Nduom’s interests are managed by a Trustee. The investments include:
• Coconut Grove Hotels
• First National Savings and Loans
• Gold Coast Investments
The above facts are toils and innovations of individuals who never depended on the government for jobs but took the pain and challenges on themselves to create jobs on their own and is today employing over a thousand of people.
Its high time individuals re concientise their minds and eschew the believe that “Job creation is the role of the government instead of the individual”
Graduates should pattern their lifestyle in absolute conformity with the ideal trend of becoming an entrepreneur.