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Issue of unemployment alarming


Mr Martinson Obeng-Agyei, Director of the Vodafone Cash, has called on professionals to adopt entrepreneurship programmes which would help address the high rate of youth unemployment in the country.

He said the issue of unemployment was quite alarming and would become national security issue if policymakers refuse to play an effective role.

Mr Obeng-Agyei made the call at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Alumni Dinner and Awards Night in Accra.

Mr Bernard Osei Tutu, Chief Executive Officer of the Dusk Finance Limited received the ‘Professional Man of the Year’ award while Dr Mrs Helen Akorful, a businesswoman was adjudged the ‘Professional Woman of the Year’.

The ‘Most Promising Alumni 2017’ went to Mrs Jacquelyn Oyima, the ‘’Most Promising Entreprenuer’ award was won by Mr Prince Obuobi Frempong, a businessman while Mr Abu Tanko, who had worked for the university for 39 years, was also honoured.

Mr Gabriel Akpalu was adjudged ‘Most Enterprising Alumni’ while Mrs Juliet Gbedemah, a Refugee Project Coordinator received a Citation.

Mr Obeng-Agyei urged them to focus on the transformation of the country and also be abreast with the current changing trend of the global age.

He urged them to pay regular visits to the university and help mentor the students and also impart the knowledge acquired.

Mr Obeng-Agyei commended the alumni for organizing the awards for four consecutive years expressed the hope that they would work tirelessly for its sustenance.

Dr Kwaku Mensah Mawutor, National President of the UPSA Alumni Association, commended Professor Joshua Alabi, former Vice Chancellor of the University for his immense contribution which had made the university what it is today.

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