Unemployment top youth problems – Afrobarometer

The 2020 Afrobarometer report released by the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), has stated that unemployment and education remain the topmost issues among the youth in Ghana.

Afrobarometer is a pan-African, nonpartisan survey research network that provides reliable data on African experiences and evaluations of democracy, governance, and quality of life.

The report which was released on Wednesday August 12, a day set aside to mark the International Youth Day stated some five key findings from a survey conducted in 2019.

According to the report “in Ghana, where 57% of the population is less than 25 years old (Index Mundi, 2019), unemployment and exclusion from democratic processes and decision-making are blamed for leaving youth vulnerable to manipulation by political parties

Among the findings is what the report said is the failure of successive governments to find a lasting solution to the unemployment and a decline in youth participation in democratic activities and decision making.

The report stated that “after 14-years of interventions by successive governments, challenges and unfulfilled opportunities persist for Ghanaian youth. “

Interventions like the National Youth Employment Agency in 2018, Ghana Youth Employment Development Agency, (GYEDA) now National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), the Government Youth Policy, have all been implemented in a bid to curb this situation but challenges and unfulfilled opportunities persist for Ghanaian youth, the report stated.

By Sheena Pankani|3news.com|Ghana|

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