The Young Professionals (YP), a pro-National Democratic Congress (NDC) group, has pointed out the failures in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
At a press conference in Accra, Wednesday to rate the Akufo-Addo administration, the group accused government of going contrary to its promise of providing jobs for the teeming unemployed youth in the country.
According to the Young Professionals, instead of creating employment, the NPP rather uprooted workers from their position, whom they believed were in a way associated to the NDC and replaced them with their party loyalists.
The group described the aforementioned acts as a ‘replacement’ instead of the job creation agenda the NPP promised Ghanaians during the 2016 campaign.
They cited the rise of hooligans after the 2016 election by the NPP Invincible Forces, who reportedly took over toll booths and assaulted officers of the National Health Insurance Scheme, “sacked them from the office and locked up their premises.”
The YP, among other things recalled the unlawful takeover of state institutions by some members of the NPP immediately the party assumed office in 2017 as some of the ways qualified citizens tagged NDC supporters were rendered jobless.
“Ladies and gentlemen of the press, you are too familiar with the various youth, men and women, who were employed under the various government schemes, who have been sent home because they are to make way for NPP supporters and sympathizers to be recruited into their positions,” General Secretary of the YP, Elikem E. K. Kotoko reiterated.
He added, “Are these not contradictory positions to a government that promised to provide jobs? How do you pride yourself of having provided jobs by sacking people who are gainfully employed and replacing them with your party supporters? Is that the concept of job creation?”
The Akufo-Addo government was also accused of disappointing Ghanaians by failing to deliver on majority of its campaign promises including the ‘One Constituency, One $1 million, One District, One factory, One Village, One dam’.
Although the NPP has an ambitious manifesto with attractive promises, the group said the party had no intention of seeing those promises come to fruition.