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General News of Thursday, 17 November 2016

Source: Starrfmonline.com

There is no magic to put money into people’s pocket – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has urged Ghanaians to find jobs and work hard for their income stating that there is no magic in putting money into people’s pockets.

Speaking during a televised 2016 Presidential Encounter hosted by Ghana Television Wednesday night, the President urged the youth to take advantage of government’s initiatives to make-ends-meet.

He added that government has invested a lot into skills development in other to improve the living conditions of Ghanaians seeking employment.

“The fact of life is that you can only have money in your pocket if you work and earn it and so there is no magic to put money into people’s pockets.

“That is why government is investing as much as it is investing to try and provide our people with the skills that they need to enter the world of work.

“If you sit at home and you don’t take advantage of the opportunities, money is not going to magically appear in your in your pocket…so what government is doing is investing to create the situation so that as many of our people can take the opportunities as possible and we are this in all sectors.” President Mahama said.

The president added that government was reviving dead companies to give jobs to the youth and that changing foreign exchange to buy goods from abroad was not in favour of the country.