A senior research fellow at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Dr. Kojo Asante has stated that unemployment is not going to disappear anytime soon.
He charged the youth to start making changes in their various corners.
Dr Asante urged the youth to make a difference no matter how overwhelming the challenges of Africa are.
Dr Asante suggested that leaders needed to be created in every facet of society.
‘The problem we have in Africa is that when you talk about leadership, it is all about political leadership. We need to create leaders in every facet of our society. Don’t wait for that future that is to come. Wherever you are, start being a leader and make a change,” he challenged the youth.
‘I want people to start thinking and believing that they can make a difference no matter how overwhelming the challenges of Africa are. You need to care about your society; it is not an option. Unemployment is not going to disappear anytime soon. Care about how that society will be inclusive, equitable and progressive enough, so that whether you are rich or poor, you will still be taken care of by that society’, he told students during a Humanities Day Forum organized by the SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College in Tema.
He bemoaned the unconcerned attitude of the youth knowing the overwhelming challenges Africa is faced with.
The Forum was under the theme “Taking Ownership of Our Own Development,” was inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).