It is too early to start counting jobs created – Gov’t

A Deputy Information Minister, Perry Okudzeto said even though they have taken some initiatives to provide jobs it was too early to start listing the number of jobs created.

A Deputy Information Minister; Perry Okudzeto

A Deputy Information Minister, Perry Okudzeto told Accra-based Starr FM that even though they have taken some initiatives it was too early to start listing the number of jobs created.

“It is too early to begin to count the number of jobs that this government has created.”

“Initiatives have been rolled out and as we go along as government whatever the numbers are we will come back to you on it. As I speak to you I cannot pinpoint and state that we have created 1000 jobs or two or three jobs,” he added.

His comments come after some angry members of a vigilante group affiliated to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) threatened to cause mayhem if they are employed immediately by the government.

The members of the invisible forces argue that they had a good relationship with officials of the Nana Addo government. However, they no longer answer or return their calls after they assumed office.

At an event organised by the Ministry of Information, an angry member of the invisible forces said “we mobilised ourselves to come and meet you and you promised us that there are some jobs on the way coming, we exchanged numbers with those that were supposed to employ us. I have called them for almost two months now nobody is ready to answer my calls."

“And we are the soldiers and will still be the soldiers. Please, we want to tell our people, if they will not give us jobs to do, what happened in Kumasi will happen in Accra. We are even ashamed, some of us are home and they are laughing at us,” he threatened.

However, Okudzeto said “it is the right of the government to provide jobs for Ghanaians. But anybody who errs in committing a crime will be dealt with accordingly.”

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