The youth of Bankuman in Tema Newtown have been advised seek apprenticeship under seasoned craftsmen and women to enable them acquire the needed skills and vocation to earn a decent living.
Mr Alfred Bokor, New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Bankuman Electoral Area Coordinator, said it was important that the youth equipped themselves with some vocational and technical training instead of idling about with the excuse of not getting employment.
Mr Bokor gave the advice in an interview with the Ghana News Agency when he presented an industrial sewing machine to Master Stephen Takutey, a youth of the area on behalf of Mr Daniel Nii Kwatei Titus Glover, Member of Parliament for Tema East and Deputy Minister of Transport.
He reminded them that being idle could lead to their involvement in social vices especially drug peddling and usage, robbery and sexual promiscuity.
He however added that he was not against furthering of education to the tertiary level, but it will benefit the youth to take up apprenticeship when they do not have the financial muscle to fund their education.
Mr Bokor noted that such vocational, technical and apprenticeship provided the youth the needed skills in their preferred profession making them well equipped to work on their own.
Touching on the presentation, he said, Master Takutey who was a former student of the Tema Technical Institute, appealed to the MP to help him, establish a trade during a recent town hall meeting in the area.
He indicated that the MP was touched by the request and therefore decided to help him adding that the welfare of community members was a priority to the MP.