An entrepreneur and project manager, Kwame Sowu has advised both unemployed graduates and unemployed former staff of defunct financial institutions to move towards artisanal work and trade partnerships.
His advice follows; the collapse of banks and microfinance institutions in Ghana which has shown the reality of unemployment that has hit several people.
With many of these persons considering options for earning a living, Mr. Sowu who spoke on the Citi Breakfast Show expressed worry over what he said was the lack of humility amongst the unemployed to move away from white-collar jobs.
“You have to be forced to think outside of the box because if you don’t do that, then you probably remain unemployed and hungry for a long time. First of all, we do not have humility and for me, that is the reason. We have graduates who have been home for over seven years looking for a job and are not looking into the artisanal industry. Nothing stops today’s graduates from approaching these areas to add sophistication to their business and partnering people to do great things.”
Banking sector crisis and jobs
Thousands of workers have lost their jobs following the collapse of some banks and their related firms in the country.
Most of these employees have been affected by the revocation of the license of the bank, as they no longer work for the banks.
Sources have said that most of these companies were overstaffed compared to others in the banking sector, causing a drain on their financials.
That is not all; the banks also had related entities whose staff depended on them for financial support going home.
The situation has forced some of the former workers to resort to other sources of livelihood while many others continue in their search for jobs.