The Dufia of Abutia Kpota, Togbe Akplormada Tsali, has asked the youth to take full advantage of technology, particularly Social Media, to make genuine money.
Togbe Tsali explained that young people have a real chance of achieving financial independence if they take advantage of the many opportunities that abound on Social Media to generate income. This he said can be done by exploring one’s own creativity.
The Dufia of Abutia Kpota was speaking at the climax of the annual celebration of the Volta Regional Students’ Association, Ghana (VORSAG) at the Simon Diedong Dombo University for Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS) at Wa.
Volta Regional Students’ Association, Ghana (VORSAG), is an association of students from the Volta and Oti Regions studying in various tertiary institutions across the country. The SDD-UBIDS Chapter of VORSAG celebrated 10 years of its existence amid vibrant drumming and dancing.
The Climax of the three-day-long celebration brought together old members and executives of the Association, some people from the Volta and Oti Regions based in the Upper West Region and the Hilla Limann Technical University Chapter of VORSAG.
The Dufia of Abutia Kpota, Togbe Tsali stressed the need for members of the Association ensure the wellbeing of one another. He said rather than engage in fraud and technology based deceit, young people should alleviate their financial burdens through technology.
“If you consider Youtube, for instance, it is a good way to make money. All you have to do is use your creativity, record a video and at the end of every month, you can make some money. This is a better way to be independent. It is also a better alternative to what they call ‘Sakawa.’ Take advantage of this,” he said.
Togbe Tsali commended government for its commitment to Free Senior High Education. He however expressed the view that government would be in a better financial situation if parents are allowed to pay for the breakfast and supper of their children who are boarders. He also asked government to reconsider its stance on the non-payment of PTA Fees.
“The suggestion is that the lunch should continue free for both day students and boarders whilst the boarders will be billed for the breakfast and supper. That will reduce the burden well enough for government to be able to put the money in other areas of the same program or other areas of the economy.”
“Again, when you go to the various schools, some have torn mosquito nets and these schools do not have the money to mend them. If the schools are allowed to charge a reasonable amount, they will get some money to run the daily activities of the school,” he said.
President of the SDD-UBIDS Chapter of VORSAG, Samuel Elikem Agbo, commended members for their commitment to the Association. He encouraged members to be focused on their education and achieve something of themselves.
The Patron of the SDD-UBIDS Chapter of VORSAG, Dr Foster Agbenyo encouraged students to build healthy relationships with their lecturers. He said limitless opportunities abound for students thus the need for them to study hard.
The Dufia of Abutia Kpota, Togbe Tsali presented ‘Borbobor Drums’ and other materials worth about two thousand Ghana-Cedis to the Association to help in the perseverance on the Ewe culture.
Story filed by Mark Smith.