On Tuesday night at the Kempinski Hotel, three presidential candidates faced questions from both the public and the Institute of Economic Affairs in the first Election 2016 IEA presidential debate.
PNC's Dr. Edward Nasigre Mahama was among the only three panelists who participated in the debate along with PPP's Paa Kwesi Nduom and the independent candidate Jacob Osei Yeboah.
In response to questions from the IEA regarding the state of unemployment in the country, the PNC flagbearer gave his assurance his government once elected into power, would reduce the level of unemployment in two years.
He said that agriculture if prioritized would provide employment to up 50% of the youth in the country, noting especially the story of a 25 year-old University of Ghana graduate who was making news as a pig farmer.
He further stated that the agricultural sector could could employ more people through the creation of more subsidiary companies.
"If we are growing rice, it will help the farmers as well others who would be polishing and bagging the rice. These value-added jobs will get people employed,” he added.