The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has disclosed in his message at the State of the Nation Address that, every major policy that his government has implemented in the past year, has been essentially about the youth, assuring that his government will equip the youth with the skills that will enable them to be productive.
He also indicated that, his government has established the Nation Builders Corps to employ 100,000 young persons this year, 2018, to assist in public sector service delivery in health, education, agriculture, sanitation and the revenue collection department of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).
“Stakeholders have had a series of meetings on this policy, and the modules have been designed for each of the designated areas. The details are currently being fine-tuned, and next month, this policy will formally take off to join the other youth employment initiatives,” He said.
President Akufo-Addo made this known on Thursday, 8th February, 2018, on the floor of Parliameny, when delivering his Message on the State of the Nation Address.
“As part of government’s effort to create jobs, the respected Senior Minister, Nana Yaw Osafo Maafo, on Thursday morning, launched the Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship Programme at the Accra Digital Centre.
This programme, with ten regional training centres, has already recruited 3,000 young, unemployed people, to undergo a 3-month all-expenses-paid training”. He revealed.
“I am happy to announce that Ecobank Ghana Ltd has already offered to engage all 3,000 young people, after the training programme. This is just the tip of the iceberg”. The President assured.
It is of this reason that the President told the House that his administration can say with confidence, that it is creating the atmosphere needed for the creation of jobs, easily the most urgent problem that faces the government and the nation.
His government, the President indicated, has put in place the structures to help small and medium scale enterprises and budding entrepreneurs through the challenging start-up years, with the availability of cheaper credit being good news for business in general, and means better prospects for jobs.
“Mr. Speaker, the subject of job creation has to be at the top of my agenda. The number of young people, who cannot find work, is staggering, and a threat to our national security. I am determined to work to guarantee and secure the future of the young men and women of our country,” the President added.