Junior Achievers Trust International (JATI), has observed that training the youth to develop visionary leadership qualities is pivotal to building strong human resource base for the social and economic development of the nation.
The youth has subsequently been asked to be disciplined and hardworking in order to have a vision directed at helping them to achieve their dreams and to manage national affairs prudently in future.
Mrs Felicia Adu, Chief Operations Officer of JATI, who made this known to Ghana News Agency, highlighted a nationwide training programme on youth development in some senior high schools in Brong Ahafo Region.
She said the programme curved on entrepreneurial development is directed at equipping the students with considerable entrepreneurial skills required to seize opportunities in the milieu for national growth and development.
Mrs Adu said it is time the youth are given the necessary support to engender entrepreneurial ideas to make judicious use of numerous prospects in the society.
This, she said would solve the perpetual problems of unemployment, disease and poverty.
Mrs Adwoa Abebrese, Brong Ahafo Area Manager of Social Security and National Insurance Trust, asked students to be motivated by hardwork and discipline in their quest to develop their entrepreneurial abilities which would ultimately guide the choices they make in life.
“Be mindful that your dream is not enough to get you to your destination. You need to work on your dream, you need to be focused and disciplined, that is what Ghana need for her social and economic progress,” she added.
The Manager told the prospective entrepreneurs to be steadfast and undaunted to be what they are aspiring to become adding “an error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it. The fact that you have challenges in your forward march doesn’t in itself mean an end to your dream”.
At this stage of Ghana’s development, she said, requires strong human resource base, persons with foresight and the determination to face social and economic odds trigged by both internal and external factors.
Mrs Abebrese said developing today’s youth for national development is very critical for the achievement of national aspirations, hence the need for them to take concrete steps to realise their dreams.
She expressed the need for one to develop a positive self worth or self esteem that allows a person to develop critical thinking and shear off low esteem and incompetence.
“This kind of decisions and choices will empower you to be on the right path to achieve personal and national goals”.
The participating schools include Bechem Presbyterian, Bechem, Hwidiem, Hwidiem OLA Girls’, Kenyaase Akumfi Ameyaw, Techiman and Wenchi Methodist Senior High School Wenchi. GNA