The Africa head of the Commonwealth, John Apea, has challenged pupils to be task suppliers relatively than work seekers.
He has also implored governments inside of the sub-location to assist young entrepreneurs so they will be job versions for learners.
He built this get in touch with in an interview with the media soon after a tour of faculties in Sierra Leone which ended in the oldest college in West Africa, Fourah Bay College or university, in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The Commonwealth Consultant for the Africa area said African governments and parastatals should commence to expand and nurture budding younger African entrepreneurs in order to assist cut down the increasing unemployment in the subregion:
“Youth unemployment is a person of today’s massive global problems. The Planet Financial institution estimates that we want 600 new work opportunities in the following 10 yrs just to hold worldwide employment fees constant. 73.3 million or 36% of the world’s unemployed are youthful people”.
Making reference to embattled Ghanaian CEO Nana Appiah Mensah, Mr Apea mentioned, “In Ghana, the Federal government has not long ago experienced to action into a circumstance concerning a gold trading business and its clients. Now, I am 100% powering the need to have for organisations to adhere to the rule of regulation. This is a need to, ethically and lawfully.
Nana Appiah Mensah commonly identified as NAM1
“However, government have to also goal to have the twin role of guiding and advising young business owners like Appiah Mensah who have designed 1000’s of employment, and promoted our lifestyle and creative arts, like no one particular has before”.
He more said, “at a individual amount, though I have by no means achieved him, I have in no way thought that Appiah Mensah is a fraud, or sought to intentionally defraud persons. That would have been a real suicide mission and incorrect in every single feeling.
“Something went completely wrong, federal government stepped in. Now they should help him to return to Ghana, pay off the buyers and redeem himself. There is no politics in this. It’s about the law, human legal rights and supporting younger business people who dare to dream”.
Youth entrepreneurship according to Mr Apea, offers revolutionary solutions for financial expansion between young persons and the communities they live in. He emphasized the need to have for entrepreneurship programmes to go over and above just concentrating on “entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurship ecosystem”.
“The position of the family members and group to get started and work a enterprise is just one of the most influential aspects for business people to crack by means of. Obtaining obtain to funds is also essential to create or broaden a business as is the need to have to have seasoned mentors and advisers”.
On what the Commonwealth office will be carrying out, Mr Apea promised the introduction of progressive entrepreneurship programmes in the past quarter of 2019.
“We have neighborhood and international associates, and we will make a variation and boost financial prosperity a single younger human being at a time”.