Government promises more Jobs for Ghanaians in 2019. The government will begin to recruit people into the public sector when the country frees herself from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme.
Ghana in 2015 signed a three-year Extended Credit Facility with the IMF which saw the latter providing the government with some 918 million dollars in eight tranches.
According to the minister for information, government will engage more public staff after government has received the needed financial clearing.
The minister made this know during a TV3 New Day program on Tuesday Morning.
This is good news for the many Ghanaian youths who are without jobs since they graduated from school.
Government Promises over 140,000 jobs in 2019
The government will create close to 146,000 jobs in the public sector alone.
This, however, excludes jobs in state-owned enterprises and jobs resulting from government programmes.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah is confident that, the jobs will help further reduce the number of unemployed graduates in the country. Related: Benefits of Secondary education
The minister admitted that the total number of jobs to be created is not readily known but for the fact that, the economy is growing, more jobs will be created when government wins herself from the IMF in April.
If this is successful, it will increase jobs created by the government from October 2018 to October 2019 to more than 200,000 jobs including the 100,000 jobs under the Nation Builders Corps.
“For instance, in the public sector that we control, about 145 or 146 thousand people given financial clearance in the raw public sector, this does not include state-owned enterprises, this does not include estimates of people who get jobs as a result of government programmes,” Mr Oppong Nkrumah stated.
He said, adding “Today the mechanism for giving you fine data on total jobs in the public sector and in the private sector is not available”.