My administration will be judged on the number of jobs I create – Akufo-Addo

Akufo PresserPresident Akufo-Addo says his greatest challenge of his six-month old administration is job creation

President Akufo-Addo says the success of his administration will be judged on how many jobs he is able to create for the unemployed youth in the country.

The President in his opening address at a media encounter on Tuesday said the greatest challenge of his six-month old administration is job creation.

He said; “The greatest challenge we face is the creation of jobs. Young people are very anxious about not finding jobs and their parents are even much more anxious about the future of their children after seeing them through school.

“I am well aware that the success or otherwise of my administration will be judged largely on the job creation.”

The President said his administration was making efforts including the launch of a National Entrepreneurship and Innovations Plan (NEIP), an innovative scheme under the Business Development Authority, which aims to assist business startups.

He disclosed that $10 million of public funds has been committed to the NEIP project which will assist owners to navigate their way in the early stages of business.

“We have committed $10 million of public funds, which we hope to leverage into $100 million from private sources to back the plan.”

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