Hmphhhh not a good start to this blog. More hurdles to jump than anticipated. Long story. Hopefully this should be the beginning of the end of my hiatus. Hopefully. So I’ve recently returned from Accra. Never disappoints! Why does it always seem more beautiful, welcoming and so often shows potential, promise for the returnee, the kwatriot outsider, visitor or holiday maker? An opportunity in every bad situation, a chance to fix things and possibly make it personally rewarding? Why? I talked of opportunities and got the look that said: “You must be mad”. Maybe I am. Or maybe I was hanging with the wrong crowd? Pessimism is the culture? Or pessimism the reality? Maybe I’ve become one of those I considered, once upon a time, lofty in thought buoyed by so called exposure. Hmmmm. Enough of that.
So it’s a fact unemployment is high among young people. And not just in Ghana. Recent protests across the continent by jobless young, skilled and unskilled, employable and unemployable massess provide the evidence. Yes, yes, political repression has also played its role. Another matter.
The jobless. Well some anecdotes.
Young people moan about being jobless. People invest to create jobs and provide where governments fail. What’s their reward?