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Youth Authority to meet CEOs over unemployment

Bright Acheampong. Dep CEO, National Youth Authority

The National Youth Authority (NYA) will be meeting over 120 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) across the country on September 20, 2017, to discuss the rate of unemployment and how to address it. The one-day workshop which will be addressed by the Chief of Staff, will look at how the government and the private sector can effectively tackle issues of unemployment and job ...

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51 districts to get factories by end of 2017 – Nana Addo

The Akufo-Addo administration is hoping 51 districts will have started the implementation of the One-District-One-Factory programme by the end of 2017. As government launched the One-District-One-Factory programme on Friday with the sod-cutting for the Ekumfi Pineapple Factory, President Nana Akufo-Addo noted that 80,000 jobs were also expected to be created from the running of these factories. “It is envisioned that 51 ...

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‘We can’t solve Ghana’s problems at a go’ – Freddie Blay


The acting National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay has appealed to Ghanaians to be patient with government as it works out concerns of institutions and Ghanaians at large. Mr. Blay, who is also the board chair of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation GNPC, believes Ghana’s problems cannot be solved by the government immediately, in the ...

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Fulfill your job creation promises – PPP to Akufo-Addo


The opposition Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has charged the Akufo-Addo government to sit up and deliver the jobs they promised the youth of Ghana. “We experienced a government that was under performing and it was based on those difficulties that Ghanaians felt that there was the need to change the baton. The baton is in their hands now and we ...

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Boys abrƐ! Youth want jobs – Sammi Awuku

Sammy 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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Unemployed agric graduates demand employment

Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto.

The Coalition of Unemployed Agriculture Graduate has registered their displeasure with what they describe as the unfair treatment meted out to them by the government. Speaking at a press conference, the president of the union, Kwame Asafo Boakye said about 3,000 graduates from the various agricultural institutions since 2010 are unemployed. He added that “MoFA’s National Agriculture Extension Agents ratio, ...

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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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Jobs: $100m initiative to be launched next month


The government is to launch a $100 million National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP). The main objective of this flagship government programme, is to create jobs through entrepreneurship and skills development for young people. NEIP will begin with a $10 million seed fund to be provided by government but will be scaled up to $100 million through the private sector ...

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Produce more entrepreneurs – Nana Addo to tertiary institutions

Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has charged tertiary institutions across the country to produce more ‘graduate entrepreneurs’ instead of students who depend solely on government for jobs. According to the President, these institutions are graded by the ability of their students to easily penetrate the job market. Speaking at the International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Business and Technology organized by the Methodist University ...

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Unemployment rate more than GSS’ 12% – Jobless graduates


The Unemployed University Graduates Association is skeptical about the 11.98 percent unemployment rate announced by the Ghana Statistical Service claiming that it is not accurate. According to the Association, information available to it projects that the rate is between 24% to 28%. The latest Ghana Labour Force Survey Report by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) pegged the unemployment rate at ...

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