Ghanaian actor John Dumelo, has said in an interview on Citi TV’s ‘Point of View’ with Bernard Avle that he intends to create jobs and help the youth if he becomes the Member of Parliament for his constituency.
John, also an entrepreneur, recently won the Parliamentary Primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency.
When asked what he would do for his constituents if voted into power as MP in the forthcoming 2020 elections, he said he was going to use his entrepreneurial skills to help the youth get jobs to do.
According to him, graduates have told him about being inspired by his works to start their own small businesses.
“I’m an entrepreneur. I’m a farmer. I’m a businessman and so at the end of the day, I can provide jobs for the youth. That’s the first one,” he said.
“The second one is that I can make them create their own businesses because when I speak to the youth, when I speak to the university graduates, they say ‘John we can’t find jobs but I’ve started this small business what can you do for me?” he added.
He also said he is in this position to help the youth realize their dreams.
“And to be honest with you ever since I got into farming I have a lot of youth who’ve also equally gotten into farming and say John you’re the one who inspired me to get into farming. You’re the one who said okay John let all the youth get into farming and we followed your footstep. And at the end of the day, if there are no jobs you have to create jobs for yourself and most of these guys are brilliant, most of these guys are intelligent and they just need that little push,” the ‘Baby Thief’ actor further stated.
He also intimated that he had realised the youth in his constituency just need funds and the connection to make it.
“They just need that little recognition that you know what I’m good with my hands. I can make shoes. I can sew. I can be a proper mechanic. I can do all these things and so help me to get or realize my dreams,” he told Bernard Avle in the interview.
John Dumelo is known for roles in movies such as ‘The Game,’ ‘Ties That Bind’, ‘Secret Shadows’, among others.
Even though he publicly declared his affiliation with the National Democratic Congress in 2012, this is the first time is he putting himself up for the public office.
By: Hajia Lamy Gates| ghanaweekend.com