- Hon. Kennedy Agyapong has criticized government due to some of its job creation reports
- He has urged government to create jobs where graduates can work and take care of themselves
- He said he couldn't look his graduate staff in the eye and pay them GHC 400
Member of Parliament (MP) for the Assin Central constituency, Hon. Kennedy Osei Agyapong, has slammed the Akufo-Addo led government administration for heralding its job creation track record when some jobs are paying graduate students only GHC 400.
Speaking on Asempa FM, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong urged the current government administration to be more truthful regarding the subject of job creation, especially since it was on this card that the Ghanaian people voted this government into power.
The controversial New Patriotic Party (NPP) legislator said government should be more realistic regarding the issue, and especially create jobs that can absorb unemployed graduates so they can support themselves.
“People are suffering. See, unemployment is ubiquitous. Even though President is still working and things will change, we must be truthful about jobs… How can you pay graduates 400 cedis a month and say you have created jobs,” he asked.
The maverick lawmaker went on to say that the he personally couldn't look his graduate staff in the eye and pay them GHC 400.
He expressed that he doesn't even pay his young driver that little.
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"My driver is a young man. I pay him 1500 cedis so that he too can do something for himself, so please, we must get serious about job creation,” he said
He went on to lament the fact that in all of 2017, he never got a single contract from government worth more than $1 million.
Although that he admitted to being able to secure employment for some people in his constituency.
He also reiterated his call to the Food and Agriculture Minister to prove his claims that 750,000 jobs were created in his sector.
“f US with 300m people created 200,000 jobs in 2017, how did Ghana, with our population create 745,000 jobs under one sector?” he asked.
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