Employment is created by desire

By Victor Angula |

If you can stop and look, you might just realise that in Namibia there is just no desire to create employment. In other words, passion to fight unemployment is not there in our hearts.

Namibia’s unemployment rate stands at 36.7%. In the European Union Spain is the country with the highest unemployment rate, at 12.6%. South Africa’s unemployment rate at 34.6% is the highest in the G-20 world (20 biggest economies).

China’s unemployment rate stands at 5.5% in November although at the beginning of the year it stood at less than 4%.

Now, you can see that employment is not created by money or natural resources, or education. South Africa has money and natural resources, and the best education institutions on the continent, but no employment is being created.

Namibia does not have money, but there is lots of land and natural resources, yet no employment is being created.

European countries have nothing; no land and no natural resources, except for money and educational institutions. When there is money and education but no land and no natural resources, you cannot create employment either.

Likewise China: nothing. China had nothing, except people. But today China has everything. China has everything because of desire. Everything for China is going well. Because China has desire. Desire to put to productive use whatever little they have.

China decided to create employment for its people by desiring to make every individual productive and earning a living.

Even Europeans have desire to make their people productive. That’s why it’s considered a crisis if unemployment has risen to anything above 5%.

Lots of money, education, land or natural resources will not make people productive if there is no desire for collective productivity.

This is the recipe for Chinese success: a burning desire for collective productivity.

And I can guarantee you that within the next 5 years China’s unemployment rate will be close to 0%; while Namibia’s unemployment rate will be close to 50%.