Ghanaian businessman, Dr. Kofi Amoah, has urged the youth to give off their best at the least opportunity presented to them.
Speaking to students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr. Amoah cited Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and others who were all university students when they decided to start something and at the end of their struggle, impacted the world through their innovations.
Dr. Kofi Amoah further called on the state to create a conducive environment for the Ghanaian youth to make their development and advancement certain.
“The youth should however be able to adapt to their environment and make the best out of it and themselves as well”, he stated.
The event was organised by Frank Owusu Samuel Sesah (former KNUST SRC president) and Joseph Mireku (former SRC PRO) of the school.
He also encouraged the youth to make use of opportunities available and realise its importance in transforming their lives.
Dr. Amoah, advised the youth to take technology seriously and make the best out of it as it has become a game-changer for the global economy, and transforming the lives of people in every economy.
“There are so many things you can do with technology. This is the reason why there has to be a stable economy and well-built plan for society and our youth”, he said.
According to him, “quality is not something you can joke with. If you have the quantity, and you can add quality that’s fine, but if you cannot control both, always go with quality.”
He said KNUST as institution has produced a lot of successful people through its programmes and policies which the current generation must tap into to help in the transformation of the country as it marks its 70th anniversary.
He added that the current economic conditions in Ghana are not favourable for the youth who want to set up businesses, but rather favours foreign nationals.
Furthermore, he added that the idea behind the multi-million companies he owns now is about the hard work and dedication he put in when he was abroad which has made him successful.
“The youth should be able to adapt themselves to the environment and make the best out of it.”
Before he concluded, he urged the youth to apply the knowledge they acquired from the university in order to be innovative and try as much as possible to be the link to development.