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Unemployment: ‘Money wasted on Agyapa, National Cathedral could've created more jobs’ — NDC youth win jabs gov’t

NDC George Opare Addo, NDC National Youth Organizer
FEB 23, 2024 LISTEN
George Opare Addo, NDC National Youth Organizer

The National Youth Wing of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the Akufo-Addo government of wasting public funds on controversial projects and deals that could have otherwise been used to generate employment.

In a statement dated February 23, NDC Youth Organizer George Opare Addo slammed the government over Ghana's rising graduate unemployment rate, as revealed in recent data from the Ghana Statistical Service.

"The mismanagement of public funds, epitomized by dubious deals such as Agyapa and the squandering of millions on projects like the National Cathedral foundation, is an egregious betrayal of the trust placed in the government by the Ghanaian people," Mr. Addo said.

He argued that money spent on initiatives like the Agyapa gold royalties transaction and the proposed National Cathedral "could have been redirected to meaningful job creation initiatives, thereby alleviating the plight of the unemployed youth."

The NDC youth leader expressed shock that a government with more resources than any other in Ghana's history has presided over such high unemployment.

He accused the government of churning out contradictory unemployment figures over the years, with the latest data of 1.8 million from the Ghana Statistical Service proving them to be "just malicious statistics."

The NDC is promising its own 24-hour economy policy to tackle joblessness if elected in the upcoming elections.

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