You promised jobs but only come to give slogans – NDC punches Nana Addo

You promised jobs but only come to give slogans – NDC punches Nana Addo

The National Democratic Congress has stated that president Nana Akufo-Addo’s 2016 promise to create jobs has “however only yielded lip service and highfalutin sloganeering with next to nothing by way of real jobs created”. 

The NDC party through its national communication officer, Sammy Gyamfi, noted that the rate of unemployment has increased from 8.4% in 2016/2017 according to the Ghana Living Standards Survey 7 (GLSS7) to 13.4% in 2021, according to the latest Population and Housing Census conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service. 

He revealed that the Nana Addo / Bawumia government inherited an unemployment rate of 8.4% in 2016/2017 but has moved beyond that.

“Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government has created phantom jobs through their so-called flagship programs such as One District, One Factory, One Village, One Dam, Planting for Food and Jobs, NABCO, Ghana Cares Obatampa and now Youth Start. The result of all these is an unemployment rate of a whopping 13.4%.” 

“Very latest of these grand deceptive slogans, the YouStart program which was supposed to be a $1 billion investment for the creation of one million entrepreneurial jobs has also turned out as a complete fiasco. According to Mid-Year budget review statement presented by the Finance Minister to Parliament only last week, only 46 persons and 8 associations have received support under the so-called YouStart program so far,” by this government. 

The NDC believes matters are worse for trainees under the “Nation Builders Corps (NABCo) program who are owed nine (9) months allowance arrears by the government and were deceitfully promised permanent integration into the Public Service by the government have been laid off and asked to join the non-functioning YouStart program”. 

By: Agaatorne Douglas Asaah |

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