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Politics of Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Source: Class FM

GCPP: Govt’s job creation drive ‘fantastic’

The leader of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Dr Henry Lartey, has commended government for its efforts at creating job opportunities.

“The government is doing something which is fantastic. If we want Ghana to be safe, the youth, who are the future, must be given jobs. We need to create an environment where they will get jobs when they graduate from school; else it will be a security problem,” he told Emefa Apawu on Class FM’s 505 new programme on Monday, April 25.

He was reacting to a letter signed and released by Communications Minister Dr Edward Omane Boamah, which enumerated various programmes undertaken by different ministries, departments, and agencies to create jobs.

The initiatives are meant to cut down the level of unemployment in the country, to create avenues for people to earn a living and improve livelihoods.

The letter further indicated that “several interventions aimed at creating more jobs, as well as helping the private sector to expand and create job opportunities for the youth have been initiated”.

The statement catalogued a list of jobs created by government from 2013 to date.

Dr Lartey sees the interventions as a good initiative and further pointed out that: “We should be aware that we need to create more jobs. …I was impressed about it. The whole world round, employment is a problem for the youth”, which needs to be addressed in our part of the world.

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