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unemployed graduates association

  • On 1st May, Government says it will launch 100,000 jobs to be created under the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) initiatives. It is an attempt to reduce the pressure building up from unemployed youths.

    • Youth unemployment is a serious threat to national security. The problem in securing decent jobs after school may increase the vulnerability of young people to social vices and disorders.

    Written By Dr. Eric Akobeng - The youth are Ghana’s greatest asset and driving force of the economy. However majority of the youth who have acquired knowledge and employable skills do not have stable economic opportunities.

    • Mr Kyerematen agreed with the committee that currently beyond Accra and Kumasi, there was little evidence of industrial activity and outlined how he intended to change that to boost job creation and employment.

    The government has, through the implementation of the One-District-One-Factory (1D1F) programme, mobilised a total of GH¢2.3 billion from local financial institutions to support the implementation of the flagship programme.

    • He said 19,000 young entrepreneurs and start-ups have been supported with capacity-building initiatives and funding to implement their business ideas within two years, noting that ...

    Government, through the Ministry of Business Development, says it will create 120,000 jobs under the youth entrepreneurship programmes within five years to help reduce youth unemployment and bolster the economy.

    • The report which has been described as another milestone towards addressing the unemployment challenge also calls for more investments in career guidance and counseling, work-based learning, coaching, and mentoring to equip young people with the needed skills for work.

    Despite major investments by both public and private sectors, Ghana is reportedly faced with 12 percent youth unemployment and more than 50 percent general underemployment. This challenge could worsen if deliberate efforts are not made to create the needed job opportunities. A 2020 World Bank report titled “Youth Employment Programs in Ghana: Options for Effective Policy Making and Implementation”, has identified agribusiness, entrepreneurship, apprenticeship, construction, tourism and sports as key sectors that can offer enormous employment opportunities for the Ghanaian youth.

    • The whole idea of job recruitment scam may seem laughable to many, but for the victims it is a painful experience especially when they lose money in the process. Asking unemployed graduates to part with money ...

    Written By Nathaniel Nartey - Ghanaians have been hit by waves of scams and fraudulent activities over the years. The infamous ‘sakawa’, 419, mobile money fraud and Loom have all come and gone, or at least reduced to a large extent. However, job recruitment scam appears to be the latest on the block. It entails the fraudulent or deceptive use of job advertisements and other career offers both online and offline to lure job seekers with the sole purpose of defrauding them financially or soliciting sensitive information such as personal details, credit card information among others. And with the high rate of unemployment in the country, it is no surprise that University graduates are usually the prime targets as they become vulnerable and desperate after completing school without getting jobs.

    • Productivity and job creation are critical issues that require urgent attention and the government has initiated policies over the last decade to help the country take advantage of its youthful population.

    Written By Dr Bjorn Lomborg - A third of Ghana’s population is between the ages of 15 and 34, but the country struggles to offer employment for its youth.

  • Written By Bileh Dougsiyeh - The issue of unemployment in Ghana, especially among the youth is of major concern to government and stakeholders in the public and private sectors. According to the 2015 Ghana Labour Survey Report by the Ghana Statistical Service, Ghana's unemployment rate as of 2015 stood at 11.9 per cent.

  • Written By Gerald Sintim-Aboagye - The definition of “National Security” is ever changing, as its framework is based on the study of human evolution and behaviour. There have been many factors serving as contributors to the threats to states and population, including armed conflict, xenophobia, gang violence, terrorism, religious extremism and sectarian violence, which are fervently featured in the media.

    • Even at its current level of 4.53 per cent (2020), the unemployment numbers appear not only to have fallen in relative terms but also in absolute terms from 1.11 million in 2015 to about 837,145 in 2020.

    Written By Kojo Appiah-Kubi (PHD) - Unemployment rate refers to the percentage of the labour force of a country that is without jobs but is available to work and actively seeking employment.

    • Now 27 years old, Mr Boasiako has been working as a car wash attendant for about five months because many application letters he has sent to various institutions have not secured him a permanent job.

    Despite his graduation four years ago from the University of Ghana with a Second Class (Upper division) in Political Science with the Study of Religions, Mr Antwi Boasiako now washes vehicles at the Yaks and Sons car washing bay at North Legon in Accra in order to make a living.

    • Let us “cut our coat according to the size of our cloth.” That way, we don’t have to live beyond our means and steal to buy big names to fuel corruption!

    In the mid-1980s, as a career military officer, I did an Armoured Reconnaissance (Recce) course in the United Kingdom, as part of my professional development.

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