NPP Makes Case For Its Job Creation Achievement

Communications Member of NPP Communications Member of NPP

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said that since its return to power in 2016, it has created over two million direct and indirect jobs targeted at the Ghanaian youth.

Seven hundred and seventy-eight thousand (778,000) of those jobs according to the party, were in the public sector.

Two hundred and sixty-eight thousand (GH¢268,000 ) in the formal private sector, whiles 1,000,000 in government job creation programmes, including the Nation Builder's Corps (NaBCo).

Addressing a news conference on Monday in Accra, a member of the communications team of the NPP, NanaAkomea, recalled how the NPP in 2006 introduced the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).

Going back into the first NPP administration under President John Agyekum Kufuor, Mr Akomea, said the NYEP was a deliberate policy to directly and systematically provide jobs the Ghanaian youth which showed the NPP's track record in job creation.

"For the two years period of 2006 to 2008, a total of 108,000 direct jobs were provided to you under the NYEP," he stated.

The second term of the NPP government, according to Mr Akomea, aside what it has chalked in the first term will ensure that job creation and availability of jobs to the youth are increased sustainably.

He said, the Ghanaian youth should be particularly excited about the massive and sustained industrialization programme going on in the country, through the one district, one factory policy.

"This particular programme, in the next four (4) years should result in a factory /manufacturing facility in every district in our country," Akomea said.

"These factories will throw up tens of thousands of direct jobs for you the youth. The food processing factories will see over 50% of our agriculture produce (the maize, tomatoes, peppers, corn, cassava, palm nuts, etc) processed, thus turning our currently predominantly peasant agriculture into commercial business".