The General Secretary of Abiding Faith Church International, Elder Alexis Dwamena has urged churches to be instrumental by creating jobs for their members to minimise the rate of high youth unemployment in the country.
According to him, this would compliment government’s efforts in creating jobs because the government cannot do it alone.
Speaking in an interview with Elder Dwamena, he noted that, the devil finds job for the idle hand and asked churches to train their youth in vocational and technical skills to empower them to minimise social vices and the rise of indiscipline.
Touching on the spate of indiscipline in the country, the man of God complained about the high level of unemployment among tertiary education graduates which could result in their engaging in indiscipline activities leading to destruction.
Elder Dwamena said those with promising future are lured into several social vices due to the unavailability of jobs and urged government to collaborate with churches to establish vocational and technical training centres where unemployed church members could acquire skills to better their lot.
“Government alone cannot create jobs so churches must train their youth in employable skills so they can generate some money for themselves because in the long run the beneficiary is the church,” he mentioned.
On creating a meaningful life for the youth in the country, Elder Dwamena pointed out that the churches could also sponsor some of the youth to train in various skills so they could in turn contribute meaningfully to the church as individuals.
The churches, he said would fail if they concentrated on moral training alone without helping members in entrepreneurial training, “It is high time the church involved in entrepreneurship and the teaching of members to be self-sufficient.
Government must engage religious leaders
The General Secretary said the government was doing its best but called for more interaction between government and religious groups, “I think there must be more interaction between government and religious leaders because religious leaders are the pillars of moral growth of the society, hence if policies would be successful there must be thorough interaction and discussion with them.”
The man of God indicated that, the government and churches could do a lot to better the lives of the youth if they engaged each other.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS