Business News of Wed, 2 May 201822
Details of 1,096,404 jobs created by Akufo-Addo government
MyNewsGH.com has received a copy of the 1,096,404 jobs the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration has created under the Ministry of Employment.
Mr Ignatius Baffour Awuah, the sector Minister at the launch of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) in Kumasi on Tuesday, revealed that the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration has been able to create 1,096,404 jobs. The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) appears skeptical about the stated figure and is challenging the government to furnish them with further and better particulars.
“Where are the jobs? In which areas are these jobs? He must come clear. We will demand of him to come and tell us in Parliament where those jobs are. If you say within 15 months, nearly two million jobs have been created and you don’t tell us which sectors of the economy, then it leaves a lot to be desired,” the Member of Parliament for Keta, Richard Quashigah remarked.
“You cannot throw out figures without justifying them. The Employment Minister must tell us, in clear terms, which areas these jobs have been created, which are the numbers for the public and which are the numbers for the private, which areas of the private sector is he making reference to because as far as I know, the One District-One Factory has not taken off…” Quashigah added.
But Deputy Information Minister, Curtis Perry Kwabla Okudzeto disputed his claims and disclosed that details were available and could be verified from the various MMDAs.
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