Campaign Coordinator of the Third World Network, Dr. Yao Graham, has dismissed government’s claim that it has created thousands of jobs through its economic management and infrastructural development programmes.
Government recently published hundreds of jobs it claimed to have created over the past three years.
But Dr. Yao Graham, in an interview with Citi News, said there is no universal economic growth in Ghana.
[contextly_sidebar id=”OkJA9llud6SwooC6Op6DfTeW3u2lCdqh”]“Many of the business associations are on record telling us some of the challenges they face. Creating a productive enterprise for example in manufacturing and agriculture which is producing for domestic consumption, it’s very difficult because policies are biased in favour of those who are producing for exports.”
Dr. Graham said, “the growth does not create jobs. So even though you may have a headline figure for example in 2011, Ghana grew by 14 percent, when it is aggregated a large part of that growth is because the value of oil coming on stream has added to the size of the economic outbreak,” he added.
Over 600,000 jobs created
Government last month released a list outlining the number of jobs it has created in the last four years.
According to the list, government has since 2013, created close to 600,000 jobs.
A statement signed by the Minister of Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah further said close to 96,000 people have also been trained to create their own jobs.
By: Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana