The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has called on government to address the high unemployment situation as one of the pressing issues in the country as it poses insecurity.
According to the Council, approximately, 5,000 students graduate from University of Ghana every year, aside from other universities and polytechnics without hope of getting a job.
Speaking on behalf of the Council , the General Secretary , Rev. Emmanuel T. Barrigah said “the devil finds job for the idle man,” urging the government to address the situation with some urgency since it threatens the safety of Ghanaians.
Expressing the GPCC’s expectations from government this year, Rev Barrigah noted that, government should take pragmatic steps to create the needed jobs and transform the Ghanaian economy.
The government made good promises to Ghanaians, but Rev. Barrigah indicated that, most of them had not been delivered especially cutting down unemployment rate in the country.
“I expect government to be up and doing in fulfilling its promises and also to improve on the Free Senior High School (SHS) Policy,” he said.
Commending the government, the Man of God noted that, he expects President Akuffo-Addo and his team to move with a supersonic speed this year, as the President claimed.
According to him, the President said he would move with supersonic speed to deliver on his promises to make Ghana a better country.
Deliver on Promises
Rev. Barrigah urged government to address the challenges confronting the Free SHS policy as well as implement the One District, One Factory social intervention pledge to better the lives of Ghanaians.
“The Free SHS is a laudable policy but as the government admits, the policy is confronted with problems especially in terms of accommodation. Some of the students are overcrowded increasing the risk of spread of communicable diseases, so I expect the government to work hard to address such challenges as a way of fulfilling its promises,” he noted.
Highlighting on some of the promises, he pointed out that, the government has fallen behind some of its promises, adding that, the government promised Ghanaians 51 factories to be created out of the One District, One Factory policy, but the Council is yet to see the factories being created.
“Already there are 51 factories to be created and this year they have promised 60 or more so we are praying to support the government to deliver on it promises,” he said.
According to him, industrialization is very important to the development of the economy and should be attractive to employ the youth and serve as a springboard for the country’s overall economic development.
Rev. Barrigah called on religious leaders among other stakeholders to support government to address the challenges confronting its policies for the betterment of the country.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS