General News of Saturday, August 17, 2019
Hackman Kabore, regional organizer of the opposition National Congress, East opposition party, said that job losses under the ruling government of the new patriotic party are more than his "fictional figure of created jobs".
Minister of Employment and Labor Relations, Ignatius Baffuor Awuah, revealed on Thursday, August 15, 2019 that the government had created a total of 611,397 formal sector jobs, while 1,539,000 new jobs had been created. created in the agricultural sector, as part of the Government's flagship program, Plant for. Food and Jobs Program (PFJ).
The distribution of jobs created in the formal sector corresponds to the ministries, departments and agencies (MDA), which absorbed 343,458 people out of a total of which 267,939 were placed in other sectors of the formal private sector. He admitted that the unemployment rate is currently around 7.1%.
However, speaking in the media in Koforidua, Kabore said that "the job losses resulting from the cleaning of the banking sector led to the bankruptcy of nine (9) indigenous banks and hundreds of microfinance companies as well as losses of jobs in the mining sector and even losses. " the media sector has more than one million people, who have reached more than three million directly dependent people. "
He added that "it is therefore clear that even in the face of this dummy number of jobs created by the government, many people have lost their jobs under this government, hence the terrible difficulties that are rife everywhere" .