Renowned and outspoken Journalist, Johnny Hughes has expressed his frustration over the high unemployment rate among the youth in the country.
Speaking on the subject of unemployment, Johnny Hughes questioned the vice President on what impact some projects he had alluded to some time back when he was responding to calls by the “Fixthecountry” movement has had on the lives of the people.
Johnny Hughes was speaking during the editorial segment of the Newday show on TV3 today, October 25, 2021.
Thousands of Ghanaian youth join long queues every year in an attempt to get job slots in the Military, Immigration, Fire Service and Police Service. What is even more worrying about this development is the fact that only a few really have passion for the jobs they seek but for others, it is only a matter of survival because of their inability to get jobs they have passions for.
Earlier this year, the Fix the Country Movement and the Economic Fighters together with a lot of Ghanaian youth embarked on a major demonstration to call on the government to "fix the country" and also create employment.
The vice president came out to respond and outlined 71 interventions the government has made to ease some burdens on Ghanaians.
" When we say fix the country, you say, we are fixing the country. Then Dr Bawumia came back to lead the charge and says; we are fixing the country and showed 71 projects the NPP had done. We agree. What impact has the 71 projects had on the lives of the people and how has it improved the livelihood of the people” he said.
The Ghana Immigration Service is currently recruiting new officers and thousands of Ghana youth join long queues for the opportunity to be screened and subsequently recruited.
There are concerns that enlistment forms are sold to thousands of people but only a few get employed at the end.
The NPP in 2016, through the National Youth Organizer at the time, Sammy Awuku promised that sale of enlistment forma was going to be discontinued if they won power. Unfortunately, the practice of selling enlistment forms into any of the state security agencies persist.
Find below a link to Johnny Hughes editorial and Dr Bawumia’s response; https://dailyguidenetwork.com/the-job-of-government-is-to-fix-problems-bawumia-reacts-to-agitators-2/
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