He decried the miseducation of many Ghanaians, as well as their outdated attitude toward white-collar occupations.
He defined miseducation as the phenomenon of attending school for credentials without consideration for employable skills, vocational and technical ability that could lead to entrepreneurship, according to Kumasi-based Ultimate 106.9 FM.
"We are miseducated," he added, "since as soon as we graduate from secondary school, we believe we are no longer allowed to work with our hands." An engineer does not want to come into contact with contaminated oil. Instead of us inventing with our minds, he always wants to wear an overcoat and issue orders to people."
Companies drilling oil in Ghana's oil fields continue to file applications requesting authorization to import welders with a particular level of certification to work on the oil rigs, according to the Bekwai Legislator, who is also a member of the Petroleum Commission Board.
"Every year, corporations want authorization to bring in welders from outside the nation since our employees don't have the qualifications," said the Petroleum Commission's CEO. If you ask how much they get paid each hour, it's more than my monthly salary."
He was enraged. Mr. Osei Owusu urged Ghanaian youth to abandon the success attitude of donning jackets and ties to work and to get to work.
"People who don't wear coats and ties create all of the jobs and things we see around us." Take a look around; who among us tie and coat people has made anything?” He was perplexed.
The 1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament urged Ghanaians to wake up to the realities presented by the Finance Minister, who stated that 60% of the country's income went to pay less than a million people out of a population of 30 million.
The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, had urged young graduates to start their own businesses because government payrolls are overburdened.
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