- He stated that the two challenges are corruption and youth unemployment
- He added that there are ongoing plans to deal with both issues
The president of the republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo – Addo has identified the two major challenges dueling with his administration.
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He listed them as corruption, especially in the public sector and youth unemployment, especially those in the age ranges of 15 and 24 years, who form about 60% of the unemployed youth.
He went to say that as a matter of fact, these challenges go beyond the borders of this country, and extends into other African countries as well.
In that regard, he said, they are literally the challenges of the century. He went on to say that the issue of youth unemployment goes beyond economics, as it has become a security issue as well, an example being the case of the Arab spring, in which youth unemployment played a major role in the toppling of a government.
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He therefore gave the assurance that his government has implemented a number of steps to ensure that more jobs are created for Ghanaians.
He added that his government was in the process of building the most business friendly economy in the continent.
This, he said, would create the platform for the release of the innovative and the entrepreneurial acumen of the people of Ghana.
President Akufo – Addo again stated that plans are underway to assess the exact volume of corruption, and in that regard, to develop practical solutions to the scourge.
He concluded by drawing the attention of all present to the possible benefits that would accrue from the passing of the Special Prosecutor bill that was presented to parliament.
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