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Prove 745,000 jobs claim – GAWU to Agric Ministry

The General Agricultural Workers’ Union (GAWU) thinks the government’s estimate of 745,000 jobs provided under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme might be exaggerated. Admitting that he couldn’t “vouch for those figures,” the Union’s General Secretary, Edward Kareweh said on Eyewitness News that the number will have to be treated to more scrutiny. The Food and Agriculture Minister, Dr. Afriyie Akoto announced ...

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Jobs growth accelerated in December 2017 – Report

The rate of job creation in Ghana accelerated in December 2017, according to the Standard Bank Ghana Purchasing Managers Index (PMI). The Ghanaian economy is one that has seen a lot of unevenness and inconsistency in growth patterns. An issue that remains a concern in most reports on the economy is the rate of unemployment and underemployment, especially among the youth. ...

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NEIP targets 5, 000 jobs from Industrialisation Project

The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan  [NEIP],  says it will create about five thousand direct jobs from its industrialization project this year. According to the Chief Executive of the Plan, John Kumah, the NEIP will commission 29 factories in February as part of the government’s flagship one-district, one-factory programme. “We are supposed to help create industrial subcontracting arrangements for young ...

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High unemployment a ‘national security’ issue – Bawumia

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has stated that the high levels of youth unemployment in the country are a reflection of the state of the economy they inherited from the previous administration. He admits it is a national security issue, but assured that his government is working towards creating an enabling environment that will allow the private sector to thrive in order ...

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Plan Ghana to employ 6,000 Ghanaian youth

The country director for non-governmental organisation Plan International Ghana, Fadimata Alainchar, says her outfit will employ about six thousand Ghanaians to work under the NGO’s Green Skills project. The project, which was launched today [Tuesday] is aimed at inculcating in youth and women, the habit of conserving the environment by planting more and appropriately using the resources the environment provides. The ...

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Foundation has been laid for jobs – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that the government has put structures in place to ensure that the country’s unemployment challenges are addressed. According to Nana Addo, despite inheriting an economy in dire straits, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration has worked assiduously towards ensuring that job opportunities are created for Ghanaians. “We’ve had important challenges; Invincible and Delta Forces and the ...

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Forestry Commission to offer 15,000 jobs by January 2018

The Forestry Commission is set to employ some 15,000 youth by January 2018 as part of efforts to enhance its work across the country. This was revealed at the signing of a service agreement between the Forestry Commission and the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), in which the YEA would serve as the recruitment agency for the Commission. The Chief Executive ...

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NYA to find jobs for rampaging NPP youth

The National Youth Authority (NYA) says they are collaborating with Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to find jobs for some New Patriotic Party youth who have gone on rampage over lack of jobs. This, the Authority hopes, will put to an end to recent acts of vandalism by the youth who are demanding jobs from their party leadership. Currently, there is ...

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Boys abrƐ! Youth want jobs – Sammi Awuku

The National Youth Organiser of the ruling New Patriotic Party, Sammi Awuku, has expressed confidence in the ability of President Akufo-Addo to deliver on the promise to provide jobs for the youth. But he wants the process expedited because, according to him, while the government cannot fail the youth who voted massively to return the NPP to power, “time is ...

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NGO intensifies training for job seekers

SOSJOBS4WOMEN Ghana, a non-governmental organization has trained and pre-screened their Ideal Talent Transformational Brand Ambassadors on July 24, 2017, at Accra. The altruistic training and job placement initiative are dedicated in-depth job readiness training as well as selecting its Ideal Talent Brand Ambassadors who will be training others. The initiative is refined and present prospective job seekers to 95 stakeholder ...

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