Mahama will provide jobs for about 400,000 Ghanaians in 2017 if he wins the December elections, he has stated.
The President has decided to act on the major problem faced by Ghanaians in recent times. President Mahama will provide jobs for Ghanaian youth through the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) for about 400,000 Ghanaians come 2017, if he is retained as President.
Mahama made this promise during his campaign tour of the Central Region. Mahama during the tour, interacted with residents of Senya Bereku, assuring them that given a second term, his government would expand job opportunities in the country to absorb teeming unemployed youth in the country.
He asked the interested party faithfuls to start now to see their Members of Parliament, because the plan is expected to kick off in 2017, and there are opportunities for 400,000 youth under the Youth Employment Agency. The President explained that the Employment program is to reduce the problem of unemployment which is the major problem faced among Ghanaian youth. Mahama also promised to construct fishing landing sites and the completion of the Swedru-Bawjiase road.
President Mahama has issued a lot of promises in the course of his campaign. This includes his promise to give each household in the Abura community one electricity meter, as well as the possibility of a free tertiary education. Apart from Mahama, many political contenders have promised jobs for the youth if elected as Ghana’s President. People in the likes of the Flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Papa Kwesi Nduom, have promised to provide a variety of jobs when elected.
Addressing party supporters at Gomoa West Constituency in July, Nduom stated he is fully equipped with all the necessary skills to lift the country from the problem of unemployment in which it is currently plunged.