May 3, 2012, 2:05 PM
How sorrowful it is to see the youthful population of a country, most especially a developing one loitering about doing nothing. They should at least be seen doing something productive to fend for oneself, not live a parasitic lifestyle. However, this does not apply to all, as there are a good number of youths who are engaged in meaningful enterprises.
A good citizen should not avoid working for a living under the pretext that there are no available office jobs.
Many African countries, and The Gambia is no exception, has lost many of its citizens, mainly the youths, on the dangerous seas voyages to the Canary Islands.
The reality is that one should find ways to develop oneself in principles and about one's role in society.
"There are no jobs in this country. Things are very difficult here," you will hear them say.
However, one should understand that it is individual efforts all added together that would make a difference.
A country rich in well-trained and well mobilised human resource is bound to be far more prosperous than the one with an ill-trained and poorly co-ordinated human resource.
There are many countries that have no natural resources yet they are able to create stupendous wealth due to efficient applications of their human resource.
One should not look up to others before putting in any effort in whatever one does.
We encourage our youthful population to engage in something productive, especially skills training for the betterment of our dear motherland.
A good citizen is expected to live up to expections, not to live an idle life. One thing that our youths should understand is that not all what glitters is gold.
"Each man is the architect of his own destiny."
Appius Claudius Caecus.