Govt Has No Strategic Policy on Job Creation – NYA Boss

Written by on October 19, 2018

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority (NYA) Emmanuel Asigri has revealed the Akufo-Addo led administration has no strategic plan for creating jobs for the increasing number of unemployed youth in the country.

His comments come at a time where some 100,000 unemployed youth have been assigned to various fields in the government’s Nation Builders Corps programme which seeks to curb the rising numbers of unemployment in the country.

“The why? I don’t know. But we don’t have it. And I believe we probably will have to start looking at something in that regard,” He said on Starr fm

Taking responsibility for the government’s inability to put together the employment creation policy document within two years of coming to power, Asigri said: “This falls directly under the National Youth Authority. So I am happy this has been brought to me and I have given you the answer that we don’t.”

Asked why the government does not have the policy document almost two years in office, Asigri retorted that “21 months in office does not equate to 60-something-years as an independent country. All the problems of this country cannot be thrown on the head of the Akufo-Addo government. We have come to inherit some challenging situations and I have just admitted here that we need to do something about it.”

Recent study by the Centre for Socioeconomic Studies (CSS) has shown that over one million Ghanaians have lost their jobs under the Akufo-Addo government.

The study revealed the job cuts span the country’s industrial, banking, and mining sectors as well as the media and services sectors.


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