Queen of Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo Region, Nana Toah Samangyeduah III, has described as unacceptable the high unemployment rate especially among the country’s youth.
According to her, “My grandchild, who completed the University of Ghana, Legon, is unemployed and living in Accra. I am still fending for her. I send her money so she can eat. Such a situation, clearly, is not acceptable”.
The queen made the comments when the 2016 presidential nominee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, called on the Wenchi Traditional Council on Sunday, July 10, 2016.
“The constitution forbids us from engaging in partisan politics. However, considering the circumstances and conditions of living we find ourselves in, no one will tell us which way to vote [in this year’s elections]. We are living witnesses to the hardships”, she lamented.
Nana Akufo-Addo, in his address stated, assured the queen that he would transform the living conditions of Ghanaians in order to bring about progress, prosperity and jobs to every part of the country adding that, “We are going to implement policies, which will create jobs for every Ghanaian, and thereby create wealth for all”.
He noted that the 1-District-1-Factory is one such policy “which is dear to my heart, as the industrialisation of our country is the only way we can create jobs for the teeming masses of unemployed Ghanaian youth. This policy will create jobs so that Nana Hemaa, your grandchild in Accra can get a job to do”.
Nana Akufo-Addo appealed to the chiefs and people of Wenchi to repose their confidence in the NPP, as it is the only party with the proven track-record of developing both the infrastructural needs as well as the human capital of the nation.
“Victory for the NPP is one that should be part and parcel of the thought processes and daily activities of the people of Wenchi. Therefore, everything that you must do to ensure that the party wins power must be done”, he pleaded.