UNEMPLOYED youths of North West Guadalcanal are being reminded to engage in the cash economy.
In an interview with one of the chiefs from Sagalu ward, Solomon Star stringer John Toki said the chief has called for unemployed youths living in North West Guadalcanal to engage in money generating activities to contribute to the economic development of the country.
The chief made the call after realising the number of unemployed youths in the region continue to increase every year as school drop outs keep soaring.
The chief said instead of doing nothing at home youths and their parents must start looking for ways that will keep these young people to be busy with income earning activities after leaving school.
He reiterated that the young population is the untapped resource of this country. “Thus we must ensure they continue to do training in school or engage in commercial activities, rather than being idle and parasites at home to their parents.”
The chief added that North West Guadalcanal has a very big land that youths must start make use of it whether for agriculture, tourism, fisheries or any other economic activities.
He reiterated that money is not in the urban area but in the rural area where the resources lies, hence youths must realise their potential and utilise the land in North West Guadalcanal to create money, jobs and boost development in our isolated communities.
By AATAI JOHN