Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe, has urged young people in the country to focus on vocational and technical education to improve their standard of living. “I’ve noticed that young people in the country only want government positions, which they are unable to have” he said.
According to Minister Nagbe, young people should not turn all of their attention on government jobs, noting that older folks cry to get jobs that will benefit them and their families.
He said no one should think that it is easy to have lucrative positions without requisite qualification, because the job market is in need of qualified individuals with work experience for employment. Nagbe also called on youth in the country to be careful in their utterances when calling on the government to put mechanisms in place to provide jobs.
However, he conceded that “Though it is the full responsibility of government to provide jobs for its citizens”, because without the people there can be no government.
The Youth and Sports Minister made these comments during the dedicatory ceremony of a center for women empowerment in the Poor River community, outside Monrovia. He said residents of that community should see the center as government’s own way of bringing development to its citizens across the country. He urged the residents to properly maintain the facility for the future use of youth of the community and the next generation.
Minister Nagbe called on critics to appreciate efforts by the government to improve the standard of life of her people, saying “All we can do for ourselves is to discuss the government without carrying on any investigation.”
He stressed that in order to become a useful person in society, young people should stop focusing on how to get government jobs, but rather turn their attention to trade schools to adequately empower themselves for the future.