A communications team member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has described the 1.1 million jobs government claims to have created as a “product of baseless and laughable assumptions.”
Speaking on Asempa FM’s late afternoon political talk show, Ekosii Sen on Friday, Gyamfi rubbished government’s claim that it has created 1.1 million jobs describing it as “ridiculous and an insult to the intelligence of all Ghanaians.”
“This deceptive claim by government is insulting to all Ghanaians. What is even more insulting is the so-called breakdown they have put out there. I don’t know whether the 1.1 million jobs they claim they have created are in Pluto, Mars or Antarctica but I want our listeners to know that it is nothing but a blatant lie. The jobs just don’t exist. What does this government take us for? Do they think that we some zombies to take whatever they tell us on face value?,” he queried.
To Sammy Gyamfi, it was ridiculous for government to assume that each of the 7000 people being trained under the NEIP program will successfully set up businesses and actually employ an average of three (3) people each.
He said there was no reasonable basis for that assumption since none of the so-called 7000 trainees has received a dime from the program as start-up capital yet.
He further rubbished government’s claim of having created 745,000 jobs under the planting for food program and referred to Hon. Kennedy Agyapong NPP MP for Assin Central, the leadership of GAWU and the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana who has all described the claim as false.
“These farmers were already farmers before the inception of this government and its planting for food and jobs program and most of the labourers they have employed on their farms were already labourers even before the inception of this program and so why must government describe that as additional jobs?” he asked.