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JM's Proposal Of Looking Towards The Private Sector For Job Creation Didn't Sit Well With Me - Pratt

In John Mahama's final address to the nation yesterday to end his nationwide thank-you tour, the former president said that we need to work together as a nation to tackle youth unemployment. He also called for full support to the private sector to encourage job creation to curb the high unemployment in the country.

Reacting to John Mahama's address and proposal that we look to the private sector for job creation on 'Good Morning Africa' on Pan Africa television today, 11th November 2021, the Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Junior, said that John Mahama's proposal of looking to the private sector for job creation didn't sit well with him because the private sector is not there for job creation.

According to Kwesi Pratt, he was fortunate to listen to former President John Dramani Mahama's address yesterday, as a matter of fact, what he said about unemployment is what everybody is saying, including people in government.

Kwesi Pratt indicated that everybody is saying that the unemployment situation in Ghana is quite troubling especially, unemployment amongst young people and that there is a need to do something about it.

"I listened to former president John Dramani Mahama yesterday, and I must say in all honesty that his proposal that we should look to the private sector to create jobs didn't sit very well with me."

Kwasi Pratt said that President Akufo Addo is also talking about not just making the private sector the engine of growth, but he seeking to make the private sector the "driver" in creating employment, and other opposition parties are saying the same thing, but he completely disagrees with them.

Kwesi Pratt revealed that the private sector is not there to create jobs. According to him, no private sector anywhere in the world is focused on creating jobs. When the private sector creates an employment opportunity, it is incidental.

"I fully disagree with all of them because creating jobs is the full responsibility of the government, but not the private sector."

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