The Minister for Information, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has clapped back at the former president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama after he dragged Akufo Addo’s government for not providing jobs and employing the youth in government institutions.
Speaking to Kwame Nkrumah Tikese on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ program, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah reminded the former president of how Mahama announced that the government sector cannot employ the youth due to payments of debts to the IMF during his tenure.
He dared Mahama to enlist the number of jobs he created for the youth and how many graduates he employed when he was in power.
According to the Information Minister, the NPP Government designed programmes that have created not only jobs but provided them with meaningful income.
“If former President Mahama is asking the government to provide jobs, then he should equally tell us what he was able to do within his years as president in terms of jobs and solving the unemployment problem he spoke about.
“Apart from essential service providers, there was a ban on employment in the country as part of IMF’s conditions given to the country when Ghana was placed under an IMF programme.
“You don’t talk without providing evidence. For us, we talk and back whatever we do with evidence and the needed data. If you can remember, it was during Mahama’s era that we were told that we had eaten all the meat and it was left with the bones so we had to take the country to the IMF,” he said.
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