Entrepreneurship Opportunities lie latent in the social media world, use them – Kwasi Afrifa tells Youths

Mr. Ignatius Kwasi Afrifa

Mr. Ignatius Kwasi Afrifa has charged the youths of Ghana to adopt and utilize every available opportunity in the digital world to create sources of income for themselves while exploring the same means to become active entrepreneurs.

Kwasi Afrifa was addressing hundreds of students at the Nursing and Midwifery Training College in Asankrangua during a business and life after-school seminar organized by the leadership of the Tertiary Education Students Confederacy, TESCON.

Speaking on the utilization of social media, he stressed that the youth must get empowered through social media in the area of job creation, development of Apps to help solve emerging social, health and economic challenges.

“Do not restrict yourselves to only socialization on social media, be the service provider to the little things families and friends usually ask for on social media, make lot of income with your WhatsApp status and other social media handles in the arena of business.

“Under no circumstance should your lack or limited knowledge in the technological world deny you in the quest to become a renowned digital entrepreneur, again, your geographical location should not impede your desire to venture the digital entrepreneurship space,” he said.

The Shipping and Logistics Manager who doubles as a Patron of the ruling New Patriotic Party in the Western Region explained, that one doesn’t have to own a company to become an entrepreneur as being misinterpreted by some people.

“Our focus shouldn’t be on the bigger things from the starting, but be ever ready to take the first step no matter how small the startup maybe,” he stated.

According to him, the success of every entrepreneur depends on organization, management, responsibility and risk — these guiding principles when strictly adhered to in entrepreneurship remain the surest way to success and sustainable business.

“Increasingly, the world economies are gradually shifting from over-dependence on the industrial sector to the knowledge of application and Ghana is no exception.

“Entrepreneurship has become the new revolution and nurses and midwives you ought to also take advantage of it with emphasis on digital entrepreneurship,” he noted.

Kwasi Afrifa expressed delight with the turnup of participants and urged the organizers to host such seminars periodically.

Other attendees at the seminar include Obed Asamoah Wassa Amenfi West Constituency Chairman, Donovan Mattew Abiyaw Amenfi West Constituency Secretary, Madam Dorothy Ewusie Amenfi West Constituency Women Organizer, John Osway Amenfi West NADMO Coordinator amongst others.


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