John Mahama Calls For Summit On Youth Employment
Former President John Mahama is calling for a National Summit on youth employment to share ideas on how to tackle youth unemployment in the country. Mr. Mahama said this while addressing members of Bono Regional House of Chiefs as part of his two-day Thank You Tour of Bono Region. He noted that the National Democratic
Congress (NDC) is ready to collaborate with the Akufo-Addo government to deliberate on how to create jobs for the teeming unemployed youth in the country. About five million African youth are also unable to get jobs. We always say Africa has a youthful population, so it is an advantage. But if you are unable to get jobs for them, it
would turn into something else and then also become a disadvantage. That is what we are seeing and this has brought about the #FixTheCountry. When I was also the President, the Unemployed Graduate Association was formed. Knowledge is not in one person’s head. We are therefore urging the President if only he would accept it
to call for a summit on youth employment to also find a solution to the youth unemployment. NABCO is also not sustainable as the beneficiaries continue to receive 700 cedis. What they need is permanent jobs, Mahama said.