One District, One Factory Needs Innovative Tertiary Students – UMaT VC
The Vice-Chancellor of the George Grant University of Mines and Technology in Tarkwa in the Western Region, Professor Jerry Samuel Yaw Kuma, has said government’s ‘One District One Factory’ project hinges on its investment in tertiary students.
“The president policy of ‘One district One factory’ can only be realized if we support by unearthing entrepreneurs who will be able to build these factories,” he said.
He said there should be a deliberate effort to support project works of student entrepreneurs whose ideas would be used for the president’s initiative.
Speaking at the University’s 4th Innovation and Career Fair, the Vice Chancellor noted that successful entrepreneurs would help create more employment opportunities for the youth.
He also noted that in order for Ghana to achieve the Ghana beyond Aid agenda, the creativity of these students must be taken into serious consideration and supported financially.
“To be able to achieve Ghana beyond, the creative and innovative ideas of these students must be supported with the needed financial backing to improve on their project, this will help them to be able to implement their project, so as to become employers of other graduates to help with the unemployment problem facing our country,” he said.
It is the government’s desire and ability to mobilize and maximize domestic revenue to achieve the vision of a Ghana Beyond Aid.
Outlining a number of measures government is implementing to strengthen the economy and boost domestic revenue growth, Vice President Bawumia said President Akufo-Addo’s vision of Moving Ghana Beyond Aid is “not a mere rhetoric but a reflection of the reality.”
“Let me assure you that we are committed to implementing policies and operational steps that will put us on a sound footing to mobilize the required revenue for sustainable development…Judging from our history and our vision for the future, there is no doubt that we need to rethink how we develop as a country. It has become obvious that we need to be more efficient and effective in managing our resources to ensure rapid economic growth and transformation.