Unemployment in the country has become of of the country's major problems aside corruption and bribery.
The rate of graduates who have no jobs to do after graduating from their various fields of study has become such a worrying trend in most countries with Ghana inclusive.
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In a bid to cut down on the available statistics of graduates umemployment, the Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia revealed that since 2017, the NPP government has collated the job numbers created since 2017 and they total some two million.
According to him, government established a national job recruitment agency through the youth employment agency’s job market centres to match graduate youth with job openings."
In view of this YEN.com.gh has listed 5 top job creation avenues that the government has initiated.
These jobs according to the Vice-president can be equated to full-time equivalent jobs in the public and private formal sectors.
1. Nation Builders Corps
The Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) programme is a government initiative to address graduate unemployment to solve social problems. The focus of the initiative was to be solving public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, technology, governance and drive revenue mobilization and collection.
2. Planting for food and jobs
Planting for Food and Jobs is a flagship agricultural Campaign of the Government, with five (5) implementation modules. The first module PFJ (Crops) aims to promote food security and immediate availability of selected food crops on the market and also provide jobs. This module was officially launched by H. E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo at Goaso on April 19, 2017 in the then Brong Ahafo Region.
3. National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme
The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) is a flagship policy initiative of the government of Ghana with the primary objective of providing an integrated national support for start-ups and small businesses. NEIP primarily focuses on providing business development services; startup incubators and funding for young businesses to enable them grow and become successful.
4. Ghanaian nurses in Barbados
About 95 nurses from Ghana were shuttled off a chartered flight into the Grantley Adams International Airport on Thursday. The 95 Ghanaian nurses arrived via Azores Airlines.
The nurses from Ghana is a continuation of relations between Ghana and Barbados since mid-June 2019 when Ghana’s President Nano Akufo-Addo visited the island.
This is another way the government created job opportunities for Ghanaian nurses.
5. Green House Energies initiative
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In other news, former president John Dramani Mahama has urged the Akufo-Addo administration to focus on creating jobs to put money into the pockets of Ghanaians instead of the approach of providing freebies.
According to him, the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s incessant desire to give freebies to citizens is a sign that they have failed in investing in the real sectors which could lead to job creation.
He made this known while speaking during an interaction with members of the Association of Road Contractors.
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