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It Is The Worst Statement I Have Heard: I Cannot Keep Quiet - Kwesi Pratt Fumes Over Unemployment

Most Ghanaians; especially the youth are in schools with the hope that they would be employed either in private or public institutions after competing. This is because education has since time immemorial being considered as the key to sucess. The situation here in Ghana seems to be different and almost contrary to the realistic quote. The level of youth unemployment in the country is unprecedented as many graduates are without works.

Recently, the Finance Minister under the auspices of the government, Honourable Kenneth Ofori-Atta cautioned the Ghanaian youths to venture into entrepreneurship because government payroll is full. The statement came as a surprise to Ghanaians who were convinced that the NPP government is the master in terms of job creation. Indeed, his statement which has confirmed the hardships in the economy did not go down well with many Ghanaians.

Earlier today, October 20, 2021, outspoken Journalist and Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Mr. Kwesi Pratt was interviewed on Good Morning Ghana show hosted by Dr. Randy Abbey. In a heated discussion, Mr. Kwesi Pratt expressed worrying concerns about the statement from the Finance Minister.

According to Mr. Kwesi Pratt, the government has disappointed the millions of Ghanaians who were promised extra jobs during their electioneering campaign. He indicated that, it is the job of the government to provide a suitable environment and support systems for the private sector to create more jobs. Speaking from the socialist side, Kwesi Pratt indicated that the recent utterances from the government officials are exposing the weak economic systems under the leadership of the NPP.

He said, "The Minister's statement is not surprising at all because I have sounded warnings about this for a long time. But what one would have thought is that after saying that, the government will also add that it is supporting the private sector to create jobs. Something like that never came out. It is the worst statement I have heard from the government and I cannot keep quiet about this issue."

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