THE Akufo-Addo administration on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 announced a 7-year Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies, with emphasis on job creation.
LAUNCHING the 7-year social-economic development plan, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo restated his government’s commitment to creating a prosperous country which benefits will inure to all of us.
WELL Weekend Today must state that it is a good initiative by the current administration to fashion out policies aimed at creating of job opportunities for the teeming Ghanaian youth.
THE truth is that unemployment amongst our youth continues to soar high with each passing day.
SADLY, however, there is no data statistics to indicate how serious the issue is.
THAT, in the view of this paper, is worrying!
IT is, therefore, not surprising that many of our youth are now engaging in criminal activities at their own risk and at the detriment of the country.
THIS is where Weekend Today is happy at the launch of this 7-year social and economic development plan.
IT is our expectation that this plan will bear fruits that will help reduce the worrying unemployment situation in the country.
HOWEVER, we think that government needs to work with a sense of urgency, if indeed; it wants to address the challenging issue of youth unemployment.
WE recall that job creation was one of the campaign messages of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2016 electioneering campaign.
IN fact, NPP campaigned vigorously to provide meaningful jobs for Ghanaians when voted into power at the time.
WE equally want to call on the private sector to support in this endeavour as their efforts will no doubt help reduce unemployment in the country.