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VP Bawumia lambasts NDC for creating unemployment while NPP creates over 2 million jobs

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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has stirred up a storm by saying that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) only created “unemployment” during its eight-year governance from 2009 to 2017.

Speaking at Mpraeso in the Eastern Region, the Vice President stated that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has created 2.1 million jobs since coming into power in January 2017. Out of the 2.1 million jobs, 975,000 were created in the private sector, while 1.2 million were in the public sector. The Vice President said that the NPP achieved this feat due to the strong economic management team that the party has assembled to run the country’s affairs.

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Dr Bawumia was addressing supporters of the NPP after a health walk organized as part of activities to mark this year’s Kwahu Easter celebration. He also added that the emergence of the graduate unemployment association during the era of the NDC government was a clear indication of the mess the party created in the country. “They were not creating jobs. They were creating unemployment,” he said. He expressed hope that the country’s economy will bounce back to create more jobs for the youth in the country.

The Vice President urged Ghanaians to continue to repose their trust in the NPP-led government since they are capable of turning the fortunes of the country around. He highlighted that the NPP has done a lot for the country in terms of life-changing projects and policies.

In addition, he noted that no government in the history of Ghana has built more roads, bridges, and interchanges than the NPP government. Furthermore, he said that the NPP has built more classrooms than any other government in the history of Ghana.

Many Ghanaians have criticized the Vice President’s statement, stating that it is an attempt to shift blame and avoid taking responsibility for the current state of the economy.

Some have also called for the government to focus on creating sustainable jobs rather than just creating employment for political gain. Despite the criticism, the NPP continues to tout its achievements in job creation and infrastructure development.

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