Former Finance Minister Dr. Kwabena Duffuor has said Ghana is suffering from a youth unemployment epidemic that must be tackled urgently.
In an article, the former Governor of the Bank of Ghana said: “Over 60% of this country are under 36 years of age, the youth is literally the future of this country, and we are sacrificing our collective future by ignoring their needs”.
“It is said that we do not inherit the earth, but merely borrow it from our children, and we owe it to them to do better, to allow them to dream, flourish and grow.
…A combined youth employment – and infrastructure package should be at the top of the agenda for the next government because we have no time to lose”, he said.
He added: “It is unworthy a country like Ghana to have foreigners employed while our youth is suffering, and it is equally undignified to have our infrastructure crumble before our eyes”.
“We can solve both by making them a priority, and we can literally build our future while saving our youth. My father built with his hands and through his toil, I was allowed to build things with my mind, to create and succeed through ingenuity and entrepreneurship”, Dr Duffuor said.