The visiting Junior Chamber International (JCI) 2012 World President Bertolt Daems has noted that unemployment still remained a major challenge that impedes the future of young people.
“When young people are gainful employed the future becomes bright but the future is bleak when young people are unemployed, ”Mr Daems said this in Accra on Thursday soon after arrival in the country for a working visit.
He stressed the need for the youth to create job opportunities for themselves by “translating their passions into action” through venturing into Small and Medium Scale enterprises.
Mr Daems urged the youth to imbibe the spirit of voluntarism and network to find sustainable solutions to help solve the numerous challenges facing their communities.
The JCI 2012 Ghana President, Sem Buamey, expressed the gratitude of the visiting world president to inspire the youngsters to take the destiny into their own hands by creating a better future for themselves through entrepreneurial and community development activities.
He said JCI Ghana was mobilising the youth to embark on “Clean Ghana” campaign in June as its contribution to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goal that relates to sanitation.
The JCI is a worldwide organisation of young active leading professionals and entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and40 years and are active in more 5,000 communities located in more than 100 countries including Ghana.
It creates opportunities for youngsters to become engaged and think themselves as partners and stakeholders in society and imbued with a sense of responsibility for the good of the community.
The JCI Ghana places priority on programmes and strategies that promotes young leaders participation community, national activities and encourages corporate social responsibility to uplift the well being of the people.
The JCI is currently working with the United Nations agencies to promote the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.