No future for Ghanaian youth under Mahama - Sammy Awuku
Addressing a press conference in Accra on Monday, the National Youth Organiser of the party, Sammy Awuku, said the rate of youth unemployment in the country is “dangerous, criminal, suicidal and unacceptable for any nation.”
“We do not see a future for the youth under President John Dramani Mahama and his NDC. What we see is a future of joblessness, indebtedness and hopelessness.“…for example, in 2015, for every one Ghana cedi, President Mahama invested only 27 pesewas in capital expenditure, building schools, roads, hospitals, and all the infrastructure projects that can create jobs for engineers, builders, painters, welders, teachers, nurses, drivers, etc. So ask yourselves where did the remaining 73 pesewas go?” he stated.
He said the latest World Bank report on employment which estimates that 48% of Ghanaian youth are without jobs shows that President John Mahama who many described as a “youthful” President has, rather failed young people across the country.
“All across the country, from the Volta region to the Northern region, the youth especially the many young people who voted for the younger president Mahama have regretted doing so because not only has the president not delivered on his promises; he has actually killed the little hopes that was there,” Sammy Awuku added.
He argued that the hopes of Ghanaian youth were once again dashed “when few days ago the Komenda Sugar Factory which was commissioned by President Dramani Mahama had to be shut down barely 48 hours after operation. Indeed, as it has turned out to be, what President Mahama commissioned amid all the pomp and pageantry was an NDC Propaganda hub and not a sugar production hub.”
Sammy Awuku however said a Nana Akufo-Addo government will ensure that policies aimed at training and providing employment opportunities for young people will be made available, adding that the NPP will restore the nursing and training allowance and give priority to agriculture.
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