A flagbearer aspirant of the National Democratic Congress Sylvester Mensah has stated the textiles and garment industry has the potential to create millions of jobs for the youth.
According to him, the sector will help reduce the unemployment rate if government adequately invests in that sector through a public private partnership using a venture capital model.
“When it comes to creating jobs for Ghanaians, there are several innovative ways that can be done. There is a huge potential for jobs within the textiles and garment industry. China has taken advantage of that and I believe we can also do so. Because of the AGOA, Ghana has a competitive advantage over China in the production and exportation of textiles and garments. This industry can create about a million jobs in each of the 10 regions of this country. If you give me the mandate, I know how to make it happen,” Mr. Mensah said while interacting with branch and constituency executives in the Eastern region.
He has observed that Akufo-Addo and the NPP are struggling to create the jobs they have promised because they do not have achievable ideas to implement.
He appealed to delegates to put faith in him, give him the mandate so that he can implement the innovative ideas he has to create jobs in order to bring down unemployment drastically and save this country from the national security threat it portends.
Mr. Mensah began his campaign tour of the Eastern region last week and after touring 26 constituencies, postponed his meeting with the rest in order to submit his nomination forms. Having successfully submitted his forms on Monday, December 17, 2018, Mr. Mensah resumed his tour which took him to five out of the seven constituencies, on Wednesday.