Kwesi Pratt 'Provide evidence if you doubt Mahama's job figures'

The Ministry of Communications on Monday released what it said was an outline of the number of jobs government has created between 2013 to date.

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play Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr
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Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt has dared opposition groups who doubt President John Dramani Mahama and his administration's job creation initiatives to provide evidence.

According to him, claims by critics would make no meaning if they fail to provide proof to Ghanaians that the president had indeed not created the number of jobs he is touting to have done.

"...What I can say in this studio is that some jobs are being created and we are all aware of them. Any vigilant person or if you don’t have eyes but ears to hear things, you know there are jobs being created…How many jobs have been created? How do I say that we’ve created 20000 jobs or 5000 jobs? How can I say that? What is the basis?” he told Accra-based Peace FM.

RELATED: Gov't has created 600,000 jobs- Communications Ministry

The Ministry of Communications on Monday released what it said was an outline of the number of jobs government has created between 2013 to date.

In a statement released and copied to Pulse.com.gh, the Ministry of Communications claimed that government has created close to 600,000 jobs with 96,000 others receiving skills training for entrepreneurial projects.

“With the economy having achieved considerable stability and expansion in addition to demonstrating resilience in the face of global economic challenges on the commodity market and the coming on stream of pipeline projects, we are convinced the recent discussions and concerns raised about the issue of job creation can be beneficial if it is situated within the context of specific measures taken to address the longstanding global and national challenge of unemployment. 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 added.

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