The honourable minister of energy and member of parliament for the Manhyia South constituency Mathew Opoku Prempeh has set the record straight on comparison between employment under the erstwhile Mahama administration. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Johnny Hughes on the "New day" program on TV3 this Thursday morning, the interaction largely centered on the budget concerning the issues in the energy sector and the way forward.
Speaking to some of the issues, the question of employment and job creation was raised. Napo quickly contrasted the current Akufo-Addo government with Mahama's, and reiterated the massive rate of employment that the NPP government has done in the past five years. For Johnny Hughes, he believed that the Mahama government also employed people into government businesses because if someone leaves, he or she is replaced, and that can be accounted into employment statistics.
However, Napo clarified that replacing a worker when someone leaves or dies does not add up as new employment. "One out, one in, does cannot be counted as employment. If that's the case, then this government would have been the best since independence. We are talking about the over 75,000 teachers and numerous nurses who have been newly employed among others. If for four years you have not employed, zero employment, and someone comes the same year and gives financial clearance for such huge numbers to be employed, you should know the difference", Napo made his point.
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