We will involve young people in government. At its highest levels, our government needs to do a better job of understanding and addressing the needs of Ghana’s young people. We will create a President’s Youth Advisory Council, consisting of young Ghanaians aged 16 to 25, to provide non-partisan advice to the President on issues facing the country.
After two decades under NPP and NDC, good-quality job opportunities for young Ghanaians are tougher and tougher to find. Faced with high unemployment and underemployment, many young people have stopped looking for work altogether and formed unemployment associations.
This is hard for both young people and their families. Many parents are seeing their household debt rise and retirement savings dwindle as they struggle to support their grown children, who are finding it difficult to secure jobs and make any income.
National Service Scheme for SHS graduates: It is time to invest in young Ghanaians – to help them get the work experience they will need to start their careers and contribute fully to our economy.