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Where Are The Jobs?: TV3's Johnny Hughes Questions Gov't

Outspoken journalist and news reporter at TV3, Johnny Beresford Hughes has descended on the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government on the popular morning show on the Accra-based television station [TV3], New Day after he played a video of the General Secretary of the NPP, Mr John Boadu who made some statements relating to employment.

In the short video played on the show, John Boadu, in a campaign rally mentioned that the New Patriotic Party government would work assiduously to create numerous jobs in the country in such a way that even labour would have to be imported to occupy some work positions in the public sector.

"We in the NPP are committed to making the country a better place for everyone. I am telling you that we will create jobs, lots of them. And a time is coming when we will even have to import labourers (workers) from outside to come and work for us," John Boadu said in the local dialect, Twi.

Commenting on this video vis-a-vis the 'honest' statement made by the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta that the payroll of the government is full and that graduates must venture into entrepreneurship, Johnny Beresford Hughes pinpointed some facts and threw probing questions to the government, asking where are the jobs.

According to him, General Secretaries of political parties are not authorized or even mandated by the 1992 Constitution of Ghana to act as cabinet members. However, over the last 29 years, General Secretaries of both the NDC and the NPP have been acting as secret cabinet members, making bold statement that are unconstitutional.

He said that if really what the Finance Minister said is honest, then what John Boadu said during that campaign is completely out of place and can be described as the act of throwing dust in the eyes of the public. Nobody who hears that would ever reject the government because the number items on the list of priorities of every young Ghanaian is to secure employment.

According to him, NABCo which is a social intervention to curb the menace of unemployment in the country is also ending this 31st October, however, the manager of the program has been silence since the news about the government's payroll being full broke out.

In a nutshell, Johnny Beresford Hughes is asking a simple question, "Where are the jobs the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government promised Ghanaians ?.

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