Member of parliament for ESSlKADO-KETAN Constituency, Mr. Joe Ghartey, has said great nations in the world have progressed mainly because of their technical sector.
Mr. Ghartey who attended the official launch of the SRC week celebration of Cape Coast Technical University as guest of honour said it is a matter of considerable regret that Ghana, which was richer than South Korea in 1957, has today fallen far behind South Korea.
He cited, for instance, countries like South Korea and Germany whose progress to a large extent was because of the attention they paid to technology and technical sector.
He asked the students to recognise the remarkable progress the government had made in this area. Key among them, he said, is the conversion of polytechnics into technical universities.
He urged them to work hard and to remember that challenges will come but they are there to be conquered.
He reminded them of the words of Nelson Mandela in his book ‘Long walk to freedom’ where he stated that “I have climbed many hills & every hill I climbed I realised there were more hills to be climbed”.
He ended with a quotation from ‘Glanville Williams: Learning the Law’ which he said has stuck with him since he read it as a law student more than 30 years ago.
“If the young people go about their chosen profession diligently, one day they will wake up and be amongst the great people of their time.”
He therefore admonished them to work hard to be counted amongst the great people of their generation.