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General News of Monday, 7 November 2016

Source: kasapafmonline.com

I’ll give you more and better jobs in my next term – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has appealed to Ghanaians to vote massively for him to retain power in return for more and better jobs.

According to him, although his administration has created more jobs over the last couple of years, he is optimistic that thousands of additional jobs would be created in his next term in office looking the number of infrastructure projects the government has put in place.

“In the health and education sectors alone, 23,411 nurses and 78,000 teachers respectively have been employed into the public sector. We have developed infrastructure- schools, hospitals, public houses, roads, expanded airports- and these alone have created over 400,000 jobs. This is a radical and positive change from what existed before and demonstrates that we are growing the economy to create more jobs.”

“It is my conviction that more and better jobs are in the offing in my second and final term as our massive infrastructure projects mature and I begin the implementation of my Economic Transformation and Livelihood Empowerment Programme (ETLEP),” he noted.

He added “Under ETLEP, I will continue to work with you and the private sector to create more jobs by further developing our hydrocarbon resources (Inland Voltaian and offshore Accra- Keta basins), aluminium deposits, petrochemical industry and the salt industry. Together we will roll out a green revolution, enhance our Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) sector (The Accra Digital Centre and development of the Ghana- Mauritius ICT Park Project), expansion of the Tema harbour and the construction of the Atuabo Free Port among several others to create more jobs.

The President made this observation in a letter addressed to his teeming supporters and Ghanaians in general. The said letter dated November 7, 2016 was released in the Ashanti Region where the President is expected to tour some communities in the coming days.