- A picture of university graduate venturing to lettuce farming has surfaced on social media
- The picture of the university graduate follows concern over job creation in Ghana
One of the major challenges facing the government has been the concern over graduate unemployment.
It is estimated that almost 50 percent of all university graduates are currently without jobs - a development described as the national security threat. In the midst of this growing threat, university students and the youth are being advised to be more entrepreneurial if they want to have a job.
It is in this light that a university graduate at the University of Ghana, known on Twitter as NDILIDI, has ventured into the business of farming.
The young farmer, who uses his Twitter handle to promote his business posted a picture of himself taking care of his lettuce plantation.
A recent report by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) has warned that the prevailing issue of unemployment has the potential of spreading bouts of political vigilantism in Ghana, especially during the 2020 elections.
As it stands now, the government is introducing massive interventions to ease the unemployment rates in the country. This has been seen through the coming on board of the one-district-one-factory and planting for food and jobs which are both aimed at creating about 750,000 jobs.
Meanwhile, Deputy Minister for employment and labour relations, Bright Wireko Brobbey, has urged unemployed graduates to ease up their expectations when searching for a job.
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