Serwaa Amihere, a well-known media figure, has taken a strong stance against Ken Ofori-Atta, the finance minister, over his assertion that 2.3 million jobs had been generated in the public and private sectors.
She voiced her complete amazement at the Finance Minister’s assertion and said he should provide additional information to allay some people’s fears.
In Ghana, where there is a large youth population that is striving to make ends meet, unemployment has been a serious problem. Numerous complaints have been made about this.
The media personality went on to urge Ken Ofori-Atta to appear and provide a detailed account of the 2.3 million jobs he believes the administration led by Akufo-Addo has produced in an effort to alleviate the nation’s unemployment crisis.
“Where are the 2.3 million jobs the finance minister says has been created? We need a breakdown. Serwaa Amihere wrote on her X page.
According to Ken Ofori-Atta, the government is committed to doing more to strengthen the private sector’s ability to guarantee the growth of productivity and the creation of employment in the nation.
Ofori-Atta claims that the Akufo-Addo administration “invested GH¢32.7 billion” to encourage and assist the expansion of enterprises in the nation over the last seven years.
The Finance Minister praised the government’s accomplishments during the Wednesday, November 15, 2023, presentation of the 2024 Budget in Parliament, stating that GH¢25.3 billion had been invested to help the financial sector realign and improve its capacity to support business operations.
“To date, the Development Bank Ghana has facilitated GH¢1 billion in competitive financing for the private sector, and GIRSAL continues to mitigate risks in the agriculture sector;”
Also, the government has provided support to “100,000 young graduates to secure workplace experience and employment by investing GH¢2.4 billion in NABCO and “invested GH¢S7.1 billion to build road and transport infrastructure to improve connectivity and productivity.”
While, “GH¢541.5 million” has been invested in “169 1D1F enterprises to scale-up value addition and provided 140,000 additional jobs.”
Moreover, the government has generated around “2.3 million jobs in the private and public sectors,” or roughly 1.4 million in the public sector and 900,000 in the private sector.
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