The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has assured the youth of this country that more factories will spring up throughout the country during the second term of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Therefore, the governing party has asked Ghanaians to give Mr Akufo-Addo four more years in the December 7 elections.
A member of the communications team of the NPP, Nana Akomeah said at a press conference that “This particular programme, in the next four years should result in a factory /manufacturing facility in every district in our country.”
“These factories will throw up tens of thousands of direct jobs for you the youth. The food processing factories will see over 50% of our agriculture produce (the maize, tomatoes, peppers, corn, cassava, palm nuts, etc) processed, thus turning our currently predominantly peasant agriculture into commercial business.
“The potential of this real development to provide jobs for you the youth is enormous. And this is no pipe dream. This is a reality that will come to pass in the next four years in the NPP government,” he said.
He further noted that the NPP has the track records of introducing decent jobs for Ghanaians.
“The famous National Youth Employment Programme, NYEP which is arguably the first deliberate policy of any government in the Fourth Republic, to directly and systematically provide jobs for you the Ghanaian youth. For the two years period of 2006 to 2008, a total of 108,000 direct jobs were provided to you under the NYEP,” he stated.
“Sadly, very sadly, in the period after 2008 when the NPP left office, the NYEP was turned into the very infamous GYEEDA, and youth employment became a vehicle for some of the most bare face corruption and stealing of taxpaying monies in the history of the Republic,” he bemoaned.
By Laud Nartrey|3news.com|Ghana