May 30, 2024

The Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency in the Central Region, Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has urged Valley View University (VVU) graduates and Ghanaians as a whole to change their mindset and attitude towards national building.

According to him, people are calling for a change of governance but the most important thing is that if Ghanaians vote for different political parties and our mindset and attitude remains the same, it will not make any difference.

“Three things we need to survive, especially in this part of the world, we need to be patriotic. We need to be honest and we need to be disciplined. I know you all are calling for change but the change is you. You need to change first, not only do politicians have to change. You need to change your mindset, attitude and the way you perceive life. When you take this advice, you will be a different human being.” Kennedy Agyapong said this when speaking as the guest speaker at the school’s graduation event.

He said every individual has a role to play to enhance development.

He also entreated the graduates to work hard to achieve their dreams in order to be successful in the future.

“I have seen some students making it with third class. I want to assure you that whether you are third class, second class upper or even lower, in the school of life, your first class is just two letters which I call H and H; that is honesty and hard work. These two will determine your success in the future. It is not the degree you acquire today that will work towards the future. If you don’t work towards the future, your certificate will be in your room forever,” he stated.

The outspoken Member of Parliament further charged the graduates to use their skills to create jobs for themselves rather than going to wait for government work.

This, according to him, will reduce the high rate of unemployment and help them to be successful in the future.

“Never rely on the government for a survival. As a human being never rely on the government for survival. Don’t sit home and wait for a manna to come from heaven. If you are an IT graduate and you are waiting for an IT job, in this part of the world, especially Ghana, you might stay at home for five, six years.” Ken Agyapong added.

“You are graduate but if you leave Ghana to different country, you work as security but you don’t want to work as a security in your own country and that is the problem of Africans”