‘Tell us the number of Ghanaian youths you employed when you were president’ – Oppong Nkrumah to Mahama » GhBase•com™

Ghana’s Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has asked Mahama to enumerate the number of jobs he created for the unemployed youth in this country when he was president.

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According to him, Mahama’s administration is on record to have placed a freeze on employment when he was president leaving a majority of Ghanaian youth unemployed.

Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ programme, he explained that the NPP Government having realized the toll unemployment had on the youth, designed programmes that have created not only jobs but provided them with meaningful income.

The NPP government, he added, has also restored allowances that the Mahama administration refused to pay.

“If former President Mahama is asking the government to provide jobs, then he should equally tell us what he was able to do within his years as president in terms of jobs and solving the unemployment problem he spoke about.

“Apart from essential service providers, there was a ban on employment in the country as part of IMF’s conditions given to the country when Ghana was placed under an IMF programme.

“You don’t talk without providing evidence. For us, we talk and back whatever we do with evidence and the needed data. If you can remember, it was during Mahama’s era that we were told that we had eaten all the meat and it was left with the bones so we had to take the country to the IMF,” he said.

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