By Naa Betty Mingle & Erica Kwapong
100 youth in the Okaikwei North constituency have participated in a three-day business seminar held in Accra under the auspices of Future Life Aid Ghana (FLAG).
The FLAG, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), aims to educate the youth on future businesses and how they can be handled successfully.
Elizabeth K.T. Sackey, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Okaikoi North, who sponsored the seminar, urged the youth of her constituency to take life seriously, since it is a long journey.
She therefore, narrated her life story to them, and told them to learn from it.
She counts it was a worthy cause to allocate part of her MP’s Common Fund to empower her constituency, adding, “It is better to empower people economically than playing the role of a Father Christmas, giving people what is only enough for all day meals.”
Madam Elizabeth further encouraged the youth not to give up, and use the knowledge acquired from the seminar to begin something productive and important in their lives.
The Executive Director of the FLAG, Mr. Francis Harding, stressed that the vision of the organisation was to help the youth realise and build upon their potential, to help build sustainable development for the country.
The seminar, which was held under the theme, ‘Creating wealth in the face of Global Economic Challenges,’ focused on equipping participants to be able to identify business opportunities in Ghana, write a comprehensive business plan and proposal, become investors and entrepreneurs, and to start their own business and sustain them.