After 3 years of steering the affairs of this country, the governing New Patriotic Party continues to blame the economy of erstwhile administration of John Dramani Mahama for its (NPP) inability to employ more people as expected.
This bottom-less pit of blame game became the subject matter again when Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah took his turn on TV3’s “The Key Points“, hosted by Stephen Anti.
He noted that if the erstwhile administration had done a splendid job on the economy, the Akuffo-Addo led government would have figured out the best way to address recruitment.
He said, “had it not been that various sectors of the economy had gone through the roof under the Mahama-led administration, the Akufo-Addo-led government would have given employment to more alot Ghanaians.”
“Take the situation of the nurses. Not every person who has graduated from nursing training college has been recruited, not every person has been recruited. We wish that we did not have to inherit an economy like what we did. Because if we inherited a better economy, we would be in a position to recruit a lot more people,” he continued.
In the run up to the 2016 General elections which this government won, candidate Nana Akuffo promised more jobs for young people. He claimed he had a team of competent people to herald a change. This was the genesis of “We have the men” mantra.
Is it justifiable to say that the government has failed its mandate, following this revelation by the Information Minister?
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