CEO of Venture Capital urges Young Graduates to aspire to be employers, not employees

Date: Thursday September 5, 2019, 6:54 pm

By: WatchGhana.Com/Edmond Gyebi

Mr. Yaw Owusu-Brempong, CEO of the Venture Capital Trust Fund

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Venture Capital Trust Fund, Mr. Yaw Owusu-Brempong has encouraged the youth of Ghana especially the young graduates to believe in themselves and focus on developing their potentials to become employers rather than employees.

According to him, majority of the Ghanaian youth are very intelligent, have big dreams and excellent business ideas but only lack the confidence to transform those ideas into profitable ventures.

Speaking at the opening session of the 2019 Young Innovation Leaders Fellowship in Accra, Mr. Owusu-Brempong also a renowned businessman said “the youth must know that you don’t necessarily need to come from a rich home to become somebody”.

“No matter how small your beginning is, you can achieve something for yourself with determination. And I am an example of a child born of poor and illiterate parents, attending so-called mushroom schools, struggling to pay school fees, and yet today I am the CEO of Venture Capital Trust Fund, I am a chartered accountant by profession, I have an MBA in finance, I have a first degree in economics and I have my own businesses. So looking at how and where I started from it would have been very difficult but with determination and honesty this is how far I have come”.   

Mr. Owusu-Brempong therefore inspired the young graduates to be more determined and daring to become owners of their own businesses no matter how small, rather than waiting to be employed by the Government or someone else. 

He said that the public sector is not expanding and only a few people go on retirement every year as compared to graduates from the tertiary institutions.

The CEO of the Venture Capital Trust Fund who is also an Aspiring 2020 Parliamentary Candidate of the ruling NPP in the Asutifi South Constituency said apart from his outfit, there are several other opportunities created by the Government for people who want to venture into businesses to go for startup capitals and other supports.

He also disabused the minds of the young people of Ghana from the protracted belief that they ought to pass through prominent persons or get recommendations from top personalities before they could be considered for employment or other supports.

Mr. Owusu-Brempong rather lamented about how poorly the Curriculum Vitae of most of the job seekers are written and full of spelling and grammatical mistakes, which automatically disqualified most of them.


Source: WatchGhana.Com/Edmond Gyebi

Author: WatchGhana.Com    Verified


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