The Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) has promised to set up a $10 billion job fund to support entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Launching his party’s 2020 manifesto under the theme “A Better Tomorrow” flagbearer of LPG, Kofi Akpaloo said this policy will eradicate poverty in Ghana if given the nod.
The manifesto of the LPG places premium on employment, health, education, agriculture, sports and creative arts.
At the launch, the flagbearer, Kofi Akpaloo made a bold announcement to end poverty when given the nod.
“We are setting up a $10 billion job fund which is going to help our young men and women coming out of universities and polytechnics who are going to do business to have the capital to start their businesses,” he promised.
Among other initiatives, Mr Akpaloo promised to regularize small-scale mining popularly known as ‘galamsey’ in the country.
Additionally, the LPG leader promised to give jobless Ghanaians what he calls income support of GHS 400 each month if he’s elected president on December 7.
Meanwhile, running mate of Kofi Akpaloo, Margarete Obrine Sarfo said as a woman she will lobby for women’s empowerment.
According to her, women are an integral part of the country and that will be her focus.
LPG joined Ghana's politics in the run-up to the 2012 elections but has since been unable to partake in any general elections.
Akpaloo is confident of winning this year's election.