Employment has been an issue of major concern in Ghana presently. Graduates of the University and other tertiary institutions are finding it tough to come across employment opportunities.
Stakeholders have advised the authorities of the various universities and other tertiary institutions to redesign the educational curriculums in way that would promote and imbibe in the students a certain culture of entrepreneurship.
Both past and present governments have initiated various policies and programs to absorb the teaming unemployed youth.
NABCO for instance, in its initial stage absorbed about hundred thousand (100,000) unemployed youth in this country.
Ghanaians and the NABCO beneficiaries have been told to patiently wait for the big announcement at the end of their engagement or contract period.
Five thousand direct and 12,000 indirect jobs are soon to be created through the operation of the Kumasi Industrial Park.
Companies into cocoa processing, heavy industrial manufacturing, warehousing, logistics and service are readying to set up on the 1,099 acre swathe of land in the Ejisu Municipality.
CEO of the Ghana Free Zones Authority, Michael A. Oquaye, said funding for the development of the park was coming from the World Bank.
The project ties in with the government’s’ agenda of making Ghana the export hub of the West African sub-Region.
The CEO was at the Manhyia Palace, the seat of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu 11, to show to him the park’s development plan.
He informed the Asante King that on-ground inspection by experts from the World Bank and the Trade Ministry would begin in the coming month.
The CEO expressed deep concern about growing encroachment on the land by developers.
The land acquired in year 2005 spans a number of communities - Boankra, Hwereso, Ampabame, Abenase, Donaso and Edwenase.
He warmed that all illegal structures would be levelled, something the Asantehene gave his strong backing.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu said every structure built illegally on the land should go.
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