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General News of Tuesday, 1 May 2018


We've created 1,096,404 jobs in 15 months - Employment Minister

Between January 2017 and March 2018, the New Patriotic Party government has facilitated the creation of 1,096,404 jobs in both the public and private sectors of the Ghanaian economy, the Minister of Employment, Mr Ignatius Baffour Awuah has said.

According to the minister, these jobs were only in the formal sector and "so what happened in the informal sector is not even accounted for.

Mr Baffour Awuah said this at the launch of the Nation Builders Corps in Kumasi Tuesday morning.

He said youth unemployment has become one of the most critical challenges of the Ghanaian national life today and if zeroed in on graduate unemployment, it is even worse.

Adding he said the urgency to create jobs for the teeming graduates has become paramount considering the fact that less than 10 percent of graduates are able to find jobs after national service, according to a study by Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER)

The study, he said further shows that it takes up to three years for a large number of graduates to secure descent employment even after national service.