The Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen has stated that the private sector is the best solution to the abyss of unemployment in Ghana.
He said this at the launch of the autobiography of the Chief Executive Officer of the McDan Group of Companies, Dr. Daniel Mckorley in Accra.
According to the Minister, over 300,000 students graduate from tertiary institutions across Ghana excluding the second cycle institutions every year. The majority of these individuals look up to the government for jobs.
While acknowledging the challenge this huge number of degree holders poses to employment, he admitted government alone cannot deal with the blot of unemployment in Ghana.
“Entrepreneurial Pursuit is more imperative now than ever,” he said.
In his view, Dr. Daniel Mckorley epitomizes entrepreneurship and believes more of his kind are needed in the country to offer employment opportunities for the youth.
Mr Kyerematen also entreated Ghanaians to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA), to harness a lot of trade opportunities across the continent.
He extolled Dr. Daniel Mckorley for his autobiography titled ” The Path of an Eagle – Despair, Hope and Glory” and urged Ghanaians to be inspired by the story.
The occasion was graced by high profile personalities such as the Secretary General of AfCTA – Wamkele Mene, Ministers of States, the overlord of the Ga Traditional Area, Nii Tackie Tsuru II, traditional chiefs from the Central, Northern, and Volta regions, Chief Executive Officers from Corporate Ghana, aviation, media, sports, security and entertainment personalities among others.
Source: Ghana News