The National Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joshua Akamba, has suggested that the party in its administration will not use the lack of academic qualifications as an excuse to deny the youth jobs.
According to him, these academic requirements for jobs have disadvantaged the teeming unemployed youth, particularly supporters of the NDC, who work hard for the party’s victory.
Mr. Akamba said this in Bawku during a mini-rally to canvass for votes ahead of the December polls.
“I know many of the youth here are suffering and working for the NDC. Take and mark my words; there is no way we are going to ask for your certificates. Nobody will ask the youth to bring their certificates before they are given jobs. It is your CV we will ask because everybody in Ghana has a CV so have in mind that when the NDC comes to power, nobody will ask you for your certificates”, he assured.
The opposition party has pledged to create a minimum of one million sustainable jobs if elected.
It also says it has already identified money-saving avenues to fund its ambitious job-creation agenda.
“To start with, we will reset the government’s spending priorities from consumption-related expenditures to capital and productive expenditures that will create jobs and prosperity for all,” the NDC said at a press conference addressed by its Communication Officer, Sammy Gyamfi.
The party also plans to “cut down wasteful expenditures by reducing the number of Ministers by at least 40.”
It says this will translate into savings of GHS63,424,000.
It also intends to reduce the number of presidential staffers by at least 200, “thereby saving the public purse about GHS186,400,000.00 in four years.”