Leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama has observed that the rising unemployment rate in the country is a major National Security threat.
According to him, this is the main reason why he’s coming back to power to create opportunities for the youth to safeguard their future.
The former President who was speaking at a meeting with the Osudoku Traditional Council at Osuwem in the Shai Osudoku district of the Greater Accra Region said ” youth unemployment is the most serious danger to the stability and security of Ghana”.
He indicated that “all our programmes, if you take the People’s Manifesto that the NDC has come out with, it is targeted towards finding jobs jobs jobs”.
Among some of the measures he enumerated was the free TVET programme that he says will be introduced when the party wins the December polls. According to the NDC leader, this will equip students with skills with which they can gain employment or employ themselves.
He also mentioned the National Apprenticeship Programme, which he says will target out of school youth who would be trained by mastercraft persons and artisans in various traditional vocations such as dressmaking, hairdressing, barbering or vehicle repairing.
Mr. Mahama said, upon completion, government would set the beneficiaries up by providing them with the needed tools and equipment, at no cost to them, in order for them to begin working for themselves.
The NDC Presidential Candidate also indicated that the planned investment of $10billion in infrastructure will produce more jobs for the youth of the country.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/ Ayeh Offei-Akoto/2020