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Tag Archives: Unemployment

Accurate employment figures key for businesses

As President Akufo-Addo prepares to present the State of the Nation address today [February 8], one major issue that is expected to be addressed is the number of jobs created since the inception of his administration. Already, the President had admitted at a media encounter to the unavailability of up to date employment figures. Recently, the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. ...

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Employment data to be ready in 3 months – Nana Addo

President Akufo-Addo has said that the government will provide accurate statistics on the country’s employment statistics within the next three months. He said the government cannot currently provide comprehensive information on its labor statistics despite claims his government has created some jobs, and is in the process of adding more. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the run-up to the ...

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Sam Jonah’s perspectives on solving unemployment [Audio]

The Executive Chairman of Jonah Capital, Sam Jonah, has suggested some pragmatic ways to assist Ghana solve its rising unemployment challenge. According to him, efforts by successive governments to attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) have rather contributed to giving such expatriates an urge over local businesses in growing the enterprises for growth and job creation. Mr. Jonah, a former CEO of ...

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High unemployment a national security threat – Analyst

A security analyst, Professor Vladmir Antwi Danso says the growing number of unemployed youth in the country poses a threat to national security. He said the government must depoliticize its job creation policies in order to ensure that the country does not risk breeding criminals through the neglect of jobless youth. His comment was in reaction to the exponential increase ...

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Gov’t must tackle youth unemployment – Chief Imam

The Chief Imam, Sheik Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, has called on government to address the high unemployment rate in the country. According to him, the current levels of unemployment in the country are worrying, and must be dealt with swiftly in 2018. Speaking to Citi News, Spokesperson for the Chief Imam, Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu, also asked the government to prioritize the implementation ...

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Close ties with ILO will help Ghana address labour issues – Minsiter

The government plans to strengthen its partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a bid to address unemployment and other labour issues that confront the country. According to the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffuor Awuah, the ILO is providing technical support for the resolution of a number of challenges in the labour market. Speaking to Citi ...

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Youth Authority to meet CEOs over unemployment

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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