After the recent spate of armed robberies and the rise of some other social vices in the country, some government functionaries have come out to caution the youth not to get enticed into joining bad company.
One of such leaders who has admonished the youth is the deputy minister for education, Hon. Barbara Asher Ayisi.
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.
The Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), admonished Ghanaian youth to stay away from social vices all in the name of making money.
She is quoted as saying, “If you want to achieve, you must be tough; you need to work hard, and when you fail today, know that tomorrow will be better.”
In effect, she was pushing for the youth to remain resolute and work hard to achieve their goals in life instead of resorting to vices like armed robbery and prostitution.
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 positive ventures before eventually becoming a successful politician.
Some social media users have taken the advice given by the deputy minister and have also added their own voices to encourage their mates to also stay away from trouble.
Other social media users who took the advice in good faith also called on the government to provide innovative ways of earning income to deter the youth from such vices.
Today, YEN.com.gh brings you some reactions from social media concerning the advice given by the deputy minister of education:
Isaac after agreeing with the assertion called on the government to create more jobs
Comfort could not agree more with the deputy minister...
Gabriel agreed that hard work is important but it was tantamount to getting a job...
George could not help but agree with the Member of Parliament...
Steven was encouraged by the deputy minister's words...
August prayed for God's blessing for the minister for speaking the truth...
In the video below, the deputy education minister, Mrs Barbara Ayisi, speaks on how President Akufo-Addo inspires her, and how the president's success story must also inspire the youth of Ghana to greater heights:
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