Posted Friday February 8 2013……
Good afternoon, my dear friends.
I arrived in London this morning to attend the launch of the Foundation of H. E. Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigerian President. Only yesterday, I was with our own H. E. JJ Rawlings at the Flagstaff House and these former leaders are a store of knowledge and experience.
I will, as part of the programme for the launch, join other colleagues including Goodluck Jonathan to discuss youth employment and why tackling it will help resolve many of the challenges facing Africa today. I am looking forward to the programme tonight. –JM
Meanwhile deep throat sources in the new Mahama-Amissah-Arthur government have stated that the president will soon unveil a massive youth employment policy after his return from London. Ghanaians across all spectrums of the political divide are hopeful that the new oil find will give the nation extra resources for social programs and job opportunities for all.
James Mensah , a graduate in financial management living in the capital, Accra, stated that he is optimistic President Mahama will pay attention to the social problems facing the youth in Ghana. He said though he is a graduate he doesn’t have a job. Driving through major cities in the country, one easily spots streets filled with the youth roaming aimlessly ! Abaka, 28 ,male and a Junior High School dropout told sankofaonline.com that he has been looking for something to do for the past four years since he left his family and came to the city about the same time. He had been employed once as a land guard but left the job when three of his coworkers were shot dead in a cross fire due to a land dispute.
Ghana like many developing countries have had their fair share of neglect of the youth population due to official policies that leaves out this demography of the population. It is hoped that the new administration will bring with it a new hope for the Ghanaian youth and its citizens.