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Mahama is bereft of job creation ideas - Bawumia

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia speaking at the lecture
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Vice Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has stated that the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) cannot solve the problem of unemployment in Ghana.

Speaking at a public lecture under the theme “The State of the Ghanaian Economy – A Foundation of Concrete or Straw" at the National Theatre on Thursday, Dr Bawumia said, "graduate unemployment has reached crisis levels with 60% of graduates unable to find a job" but the Mahama government was just looking on because it was "bereft of job creation ideas".

He noted that the little efforts by the government to tackle the problem of youth unemployment have been shrouded corruption.

Indeed, "GYEEDA has been used as an avenue to siphon funds and not for job creation", he pointed out.

"The World Bank reports that youth unemployment in Ghana is at 48%.This is a ticking time bomb", he stated adding that, "the unprecedented joblessness as a result of the economic policies of the John Mahama government".