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Ghanaian Times ghanaiantimes.com.gh 24 Nov, 2021 15:45 am

2022 budget responds to call for jobs

2022 budget responds to call for jobs

• Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, says the 2022 budget statement and economic policy responds to concerns of youth unemployment in the country.He said this during the 2022 budget debate on the floor of Parliament on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.But what is even exciting is that in this 2022 budget, this administration has made available GHS1 billion to support young men and women who want to embark on their own business known as the YouthStart initiative.Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, on November 17, 2021 presented the 2022 budget to Parliament.

Additionally, even in the public sector, the government of Ghana under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo ensured that at least about 300,000 young Ghanaians were recruited in the public sector both for those who are paid by the Controller and Accountant General and from those from the Non-Subverted Agencies.“This is very different from the days we were told that because we were down to the bone and had gone to the IMF, we couldn’t have recruited people into the public sector.

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