President John Dramani Mahama has pledged to create three million jobs if he wins the December elections.
“Together with a new NDC Government, I will deliver the most ambitious job creation plan for our country. We will implement the Economic Transformation and Livelihood Empowerment Programme (ETLEP), an Initiative that will generate at least three million direct and indirect jobs,” he stated on his website.
The pledge comes as the president goes head to head against the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP)’s presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, in the December elections.
President Mahama promised to increase funding to the Youth Enterprise Support (YES) Initiative from GH¢10 million to GH¢100 million in his second term. Under the plan, GH¢25 million will be available to YES each year for four years.
He also pledged to create more IT enabled service jobs through the completion of the Ghana-Mauritius Technology Park Project among other projects.