Many youth are unwilling to learn trades – MCE
He said the situation posed serious threat to government’s efforts at reducing unemployment and called on young people to appreciate opportunities in learning various kinds of trades.
Mr Kodobisah made the observation in a speech read on his behalf at the third Volta Regional Assembly of the Ghana Co-operative Tailors and Dressmakers Society at Kpedze recently.
It was on the theme: “Training the youth for sustainable development.”
He appealed to traditional authorities and opinion leaders to educate and encourage young people in their areas to appreciate trades such as dressmaking, hairdressing, carpentry, and masonry.
“Some of our young people do not know the benefits of these trades and must be educated.
“These are some of the jobs our parents and grandparents did to take care of us and we got so much from them,” Mr Kodobisah stated.
Mr Patrick Debrah, Volta Regional President of the Society, said tailoring and dressmaking played very important roles in the socio-economic development of the country.
“We clothe Ghana and make everybody look and feel good,” he said.
Mr Debrah appealed to government to expand the dressmaking and tailoring module of the National Youth Employment Programme and take on more trade-masters to train interested youth.