The Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Generational Youth Development (GNYD), Mr. Frank Asamoah pointed out that the country would achieve success and change if Ghanaian youth are groomed to become the best leaders the country yearns for.
According to him, future generations are a great asset that need to be nurtured to change their way of thinking, lifestyle, understanding, education, health, parenting among others for global excellence.
This was at the launch of his book titled: “The Mirror of Life – the Journey of Self Discovery”. He also added that there was the need for generational leaders who would think beyond their selfish gains and rather embark on initiatives that were nationalistic in nature.
As part of the GNYD’s programmes, it oragnises an educational forum in professional development tailored to empower young people in Ghana and other nations, through reputable programmes designed to suit the needs and desires of Africa.
The educational forum aims at promoting group support, ensuring availability of self-help, peer support to change systems for young people to get support they need with respect and dignity they deserve in their communities.
The theme of the forum was: “Youth Impact and Economic Growth in Africa: Developing Youth Leaders and Start-ups in Ghana.”
Mr. Asamoah said African continents including Ghana had deviated from their course after independence because of the kind of leaders they had, relationships and marriage and citizens politicising everything either good or bad.
His advice to the youth was, “With all the aspirations you have in life everything starts with you. So be the pacesetter and make change in your life.”
The book outlines the true reflection of what an individual is, what one thinks, what they think they are and what others think of them, encouraging all to grab a copy of the book.
A Senior Lecturer of University of Education, Dr. Dandy G. Dampson said when the youth are given the right combination of motivation, ideas and opportunities; they were more than able to establish productive and creative businesses.
Dr Dampson noted that there was the need for the youth to also engage in entrepreneurial initiatives to shift them from being job seekers to job creators and also from social dependence to self-sufficient.
This would reduce the challenge of the majority of the youth looking up to the government rather than creating their own jobs and employing others.