“The Ghanaian generally has very poor work ethics, and this is seen across various sectors; from the civil service, through to employees in the private and public sector, professionals, small businesses, and artisans,” he said.
There was, therefore, the need for individuals to have a change of mindset to drive entrepreneurship and take advantage of the enabling environment being created by the government for small businesses to survive, he said.
He said all the discussions on the issue would be meaningless “if Ghana does not create a cultural outlook and attitudinal change,” which could be achieved through integrity and discipline.
The CEO advocated the introduction of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) across all levels of education to produce skilled hands to champion the rapid development Ghana yearned for.
He expressed excitement over the championing of TVET in recent times in almost every conversation on the country’s educational system, but just as it is with everything else in Ghana, the talking is more than the implementation.
Mr Senayah said the need for intensification of TVET among the youth could not be overemphasised, adding that it would help reduce the labour deficit across vocations such as carpentry, mechanic, masonry, tailoring and shoemaking.
He said paying attention to TVET and providing the needed support and resources to those training institutions would make them attractive to the youth and help address stereotyping against people who pursue those courses.