Be innovative and start your own businesses- Youth Challenged



A Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG), Mrs. Ellen Abena Addo has charged the youth to stop searching for white-collar jobs but rather start their own businesses.

“Young professionals must be innovative enough to start their own businesses as they marry their knowledge and skills with the needs of the world instead of looking for the traditional or already well organized ‘white collar’ jobs which are increasingly becoming difficult to find” she urged.

According to her, “The commitment of being professional in all aspects of our lives will allow us to contribute to the sustainable growth of businesses and organizations, which, in turn, contributes to the development of our nation”.

Mrs Abena Addo gave the admonition during the grand durbar and Accountants Conference and the 10th anniversary of the ICAG Cape Coast District Society.

It was held under the theme “Promoting professionalism in accountancy, building partnerships for sustainability, and expanding our networks for nation-building”.

“The world is changing at a super-fast pace, while new and emerging technologies are creating jobs which did not exist a decade ago. With the advent of AI tools, we know the game changer is here. Technology has enhanced the job landscape with newer, better and brilliant job opportunities and replaced obsolete ones and to a certain extent impacted greatly on the career of all professionals with accounting not being an exception,” Mrs Abena Addo stated.

She revealed that with ten years of hard work, resilience, and a shared dedication to professionalism and excellence, the Institute of Chartered Accountants has been pivotal role in upholding the highest standards of accountancy, fostering strong partnerships for sustainable growth, and expanding its networks for the betterment of our nation.

“Building partnerships is equally vital. In a world where collaboration is key, our society’s ability to forge strong partnerships with industry, government, and other stakeholders is crucial to our collective success. Together, we can create a more robust and resilient financial ecosystem that supports the nation’s aspirations” she stressed.



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