In a recent tweet, Ghanaian Member of Parliament and Aspirant NPP presidential candidate, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, highlighted a critical issue that needs immediate attention: the lack of support and encouragement for local talents in the field of manufacturing.
Mr. Agyapong rightly pointed out that students should be equipped with the necessary skills to manufacture machines within the country, emphasizing the need for progress and development in the manufacturing sector.
As a nation with a rich history of ingenuity and resourcefulness, Ghana has demonstrated its potential to make remarkable strides in technological advancements.
Ghana’s future lies in its ability to innovate and produce locally made, advanced machines and vehicles.
To achieve this, it is imperative to harness the skills and talents of young Ghanaians interested in manufacturing and engineering.
Mr Kennedy Agyapong conversation with the VW general manager illustrates how skilled individuals from Kumasi and Accra, the so-called “fitter mechanics,” have been able to find opportunities abroad, contributing to the success of renowned international companies.
This serves as a poignant reminder of the untapped potential within the nation’s own borders.
Mr. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong tweeted
Students should be equipped to manufacture machines in this country. When we were young, KNUST manufactured a car called “Boafo”, by now, we should have improved on it and have advanced cars in this country. What happened? We killed it.
I was discussing with the VW general manager, he told me he employed most of the guys from Kumasi magazine and Accra, those we call fitter mechanics and they are building their engines.
We need to encourage people in magazine and going around I’ve seen guys with talent. They build things, but they don’t have the push. We have to identify such people and give them a push.
~ Ken Ohene Agyapong
Check his tweet below: