The former President and the Presidential candidate for the opposition party National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has specify there is a rising an unemployment and an increasing cost of living in the country and that his administration will introduce initiatives to fight the massive youth unemployment when NDC come to power in the 2024 presidential election.
The former president in a message to commemorate the International Youth Day, stated that the rise in unemployment has been a major concern and also indicated that the cost of living has left the youth feeling hopeless with no opportunities at hand.
He said in a Facebook post:
“NDC administration will essentially equip the youth with the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills needed for a sustainable future” and a 24-hour economy with incentives and tax breaks for manufacturers will be introduced under the new NDC government which will increase recruitment power and will eventually empower the youth financially.
He further stated that ” the new NDC administration will work to relieve the burden of taxes imposed by the NPP government on Ghanaian businesses and investors, which has robbed Ghana its emulous position as Africa’s leading destination for investment.
Also we will increase the potential of agriculture and agribusinesses and provide a censorious social and IT infrastructure to revive the economic growth.
Our policy priorities will inspire our youth with the “knowledge, abilities, values, and attitudes need to live in a sustainable world”.
Read Mahama’s Facebook post below.
On International Youth Day, I celebrate the creativity, enterprise, and passion of Ghana’s youth. I want to used this occasion to highlight the importance of our young people as the driving force of position change and innovation.
Our youth have been key agents of change and development throughout our nation’s history. to ensure a brighter future, we must empower a generation of skilled youth, create decent jobs, and support the youth to transform our country, Africa, and the world.
The rising unemployment, increased cost of living, and lack of opportunities have left the young people feeling hopeless and are testing their sense of patriotism to the limit.
For me. John Dramani Mahama, and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), we are committed to urgently turning this situation around by paving way for nurturing a generation of skilled youth.
A new NDC administration will work urgently to equip our youth with entrepreneurial knowledge and skills needed for a sustainable future. We will introduce a 24-hour economy with incentives and tax break for manufacturers who will run extra shift to create more room for employment.
We will work to ease the burden of taxes imposed by this NPP administration on Ghanaian businesses and investors, which has robbed Ghana of its envious position as one of Africa’s leading destination for investment.
We will maximise the potential of agriculture and agribusinesses and provide critical, social and IT infrastructure to stimulate economic growth.
Our policy will imbue our young people with the “knowledge, abilities, values and attitudes needed to live in, develop and support a sustainable and resource-efficient society – the critical Green Skills our youth need to advance a sustainable world.
People matter, and by working together, we will build the Ghana we want and put the smiles back on the faces of young people.