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My Driver Makes 2x More Than A Graduate Who Works At Agric Bank – Kennedy Agyapong



Kennedy Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central, has suggested that for Ghana to progress, the youth must adopt an entrepreneurial mindset.

Most grads, he claims, aspire for corporate positions after graduation, so their salaries after tax deductions are little to write home about.

He went on to say that this isn’t true for artisans like plumbers and masons, who aren’t even respected by the grads.

He compared the pay of his niece, who works at an Agric bank, to that of his driver, while speaking to some tertiary students in Koforidua at the ICGC Jesus Temple.

“Can you tell me how much money you make as a nurse?” You assume a carpenter, mason, or plumber didn’t go to school when you see them. They have a higher salary than nurses.

“I took my niece to Agric Bank, a graduate, and she earns GHC1,700 after taxes, a graduate.” “However, my driver earns twice as much as a graduate working at Agric Bank,” he remarked in a video seen.

He claimed that graduates in suits look down on plumbers and carpenters due of their filthy appearance, despite the fact that they are the ones who make the most money.

“So, if a plumber obtains a contract from me and charges GHC50,000, GHC100,000, and makes a 15% margin…

How many of you have a monthly income of GHC7,500? When you put on your tie and suit and encounter a carpenter or plumber in soiled clothes, you show him disdain.”

As a result, he encouraged nurses to focus on husbands who work in the business field.

“You’re making a mistake, my friend.” The artisans make good money, so if you’re a nurse looking for a husband, look at plumbers and carpenters rather than grads…”

Mr Agyapong, who owns a number of enterprises including Net2 TV and Oman FM, stated that Ghana requires more entrepreneurs than politicians.

“In order for Ghana to progress, we need more entrepreneurs than politicians.” Because, if I open a business and hire 20 workers, consider how many politicians can hire 20 people… If you’re still living with your parents, save at least 70% of your income, even if you work and receive a monthly salary. “There will be no better tomorrow if you don’t postpone today’s expenditures until tomorrow,” he emphasized.

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