Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has bemoaned the increasing youth unemployment rate in the country, warning it’s a time bomb waiting to explode.
Speaking on the New Day on TV3 Wednesday, September 1, the NDC leader stated that a win for John Dramani Mahama in the December polls will mean massive employment for the youth.
I recall that it was during my era as Labour Minister that we gave health workers their first-ever codified conditions of service whether you are a doctor, or a nurse there were pharmacists. All of them, lab technicians and others we bequeathed to them a codified condition of service.”
“What is for government to work the implementation of this which will seek to improve the condition of service of not just medical doctors but nurses and pharmacists.”
“Again the debate of employment, if you recall my days as Minister of Employment I said it in 2015 that Ghana should watch and observe the growing unemployment that it is national security crisis.”
“I still stand by it as a ticking time-bomb. If by 2020 they have not done enough to ameliorate the suffering of Ghanaians and to reduce their suffering,” Mr Iddrisu said.