- Hon. Barbara Asher Ayisi has called on Ghanaian youth to stay away from social vices
- She said unlike popular belief, prostitution and armed robbery were not ways of making easy money
The Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Hon. Barbara Asher Ayisi has admonished Ghanaian youth the stay away from social vices all in the name of making money.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with YEN.com.gh, the deputy minister, who also doubles as the Member of Parliament for Cape Coast North Constituency, advised the youth of Ghana to stay away from activities such as prostitution and armed robbery.
She said that many people had been deceived into thinking that armed robbery and prostitution were the easiest ways of making money.
Hon. Barbara Asher Ayisi revealed that hard work and dedication were the pillars of success and it was only through these that people could make it in life.
Touching further on her point, she said many young people did not want to suffer, pushing them to look for other ‘ventures’ that would fetch them quick money.
She reiterated the fact that there was no shortcut to riches rather, Ghanaian youth had to be disciplined and hardworking in order to be successful.
Using herself as an example, the deputy minister revealed that she did not have it easy in life as she was engaged in so many things before eventually becoming a successful politician.
She added that she was into fashion, played some roles in a few movies, ran a school and also played a part in TV3’s reality TV show, ‘Ghana’s Most Beautiful’; an indication of the turbulent journey to success she embarked on.
As the Deputy Minister in charge of TVET, Hon Barbara Asher Ayisi, has revealed that the NPP government had it as one of their objectives to make technical and vocational education a world-class one.
She therefore encouraged growing youth to embrace technical and vocational education since it was tied to the success of the nation.
Mrs Ayisi, in the wide-ranging interview with YEN.com.gh, revealed that she was greatly inspired by the tenacity and perseverance of President Akufo-Addo owing to the number of times he had to try before winning political power in Ghana.
She added that her immediate boss, Matthew Opoku Prempeh and her mother also motivated her immensely.
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