Former President John Dramani Mahama says the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is willing to join hands with the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to discuss ways to create jobs for the teeming youth.
Addressing a gathering as part of his thank you tour, Mr Mahama who was the NDC’s presidential candidate in last year’s elections said the youth of this country will lose faith in the democracy of the country if that is not done immediately.
“Unemployment is a serious problem that we confront and it is not only this government that is confronting the problem, past governments have the same problem. I have been president before, our economy is not creating jobs as fast as we are churning out people from our educational institutions and so the solution does not lie in one person’s head.
“That is why I have always suggested that we are willing as a party to join the ruling party and let us have a high level summit on job creation to see how we can come out with communique on what succeeding governments will do to make sure that our young people can get jobs to do.
“And that we can grow our economy faster and make sure that our people live in decency and dignity. The danger we face in not doing that is that our young people continue to lose faith in our democracy because the point they make is democracy doesn’t work for us.”