We’ve created over 2m jobs in formal sector – Bawumia

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has disclosed that the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led administration has in its first term created over two million jobs in the formal sector.

He cited interventions such as NABCo, Planting for Food and Jobs as part of the programmes through which the jobs have been created.

Dr. Bawumia hinted that the erstwhile Mahama administration worsened the unemployment situation in the country due to the mismanagement of the economy.

Mr. Bawumia made these statements during his address on the country’s economy during the government’s Nation Building Updates, on Thursday, November 26, 2020.

“We have created jobs, especially for the youth. Another challenge we sort to address was the hopelessness and the despair that a lack of employment opportunity under the previous erstwhile government had plunged our youth into. The human cost imposed of a long line of able-bodied, educated youth of this country by the economic mismanagement of the NDC government had grown to become a national security threat.

“Nothing is more dehumanizing and more frustrating for young people than being jobless. Again we did not run away from the challenge. We took the bull by the horn and in four years we have created over two million jobs in the formal sector including through government programmes such as NABCo, YEIP, Planting for food and jobs amongst others,” he noted.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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