Mr Eric Adjei, the Deputy Bono Regional Director of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has commended the government for the Business and Employment Assistance Programme, an initiative of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), to create jobs for 20,000 young people nationwide.
Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia launched the programme to empower Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMSEs) in employing the youth.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani, Mr Adjei praised such innovative policies to address the rising youth unemployment but stressed the importance of impartial implementation.
“However, the NDC communicator expressed the hope that implementing the programme and selecting beneficiaries would be devoid of political considerations, interest, and biases for every deserving Ghanaian youth to derive the optimum benefit,” reported GNA.
Adjei acknowledged the national youth unemployment situation, which is about 12 per cent, emphasizing the need for effective policies. He highlighted the proposed NDC 24-hour economy, introduced by former President John Dramani Mahama, as a potential solution to create more jobs for the people.
“We are bringing a full package on the 24-hour economy to create an enabling environment for the private sector to grow,” he stated, urging Ghanaians to support its implementation by voting for the NDC in the 2024 elections.
Mr Adjei emphasized that voting for the NDC to regain power in the next General Election remained the surest way for Ghanaians to witness remarkable improvements in their socio-economic lives.