The Akufo-Addo administration in its first term was able to create 3million jobs, Employment and Labour Minister-designate, Ignatius Baffour-Awuah has said.
He said this during his vetting by the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Wednesday February 17.
When asked by Bodi Lawmaker, Sampson Ahi to give the number of jobs created by Mr Akufo-Addo’s administration in the last four years, he said “On the number of jobs, yes, it is true that on 1st May 2018 I indicated that the government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had created approximately 1million jobs.
“Even though I don’t have the exact figures for the end of 2020 the last time we reported on, it was in September 2020 and the figure was around 3million jobs.”
He further told the committee that he was prepared to defend this figure.
The Akufo-Addo administration introduced a number of job creation programmes as part of efforts to reduce the employment rate in the country.
Some of these initiatives include the Planting for Food and Jobs (P&FJ) and the Nations Builders Corps (NaBCO).
Mr Baffuor explained that although the Planting for Foods and Jobs is not under his purview, he is still able to tell that the programme has created a number of jobs for Ghanaians.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana