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Unemployment: I Will Be Very Surprised If NPP Get 30% In 2024 Election-Peter Toobu

In terms of creation of jobs, the Wa West MP. Peter Lanchene Toobu has rated the ruling New Patriotic Party poorly as he says it has failed in creating jobs that will reduce unemployment rate in the country.

According to him the poor performance of the party currently will go a long way to affect in the 2024 general elections.

Speaking on the Key Point aired on TV3 on Saturday 30th October 2021, he mentioned that it will come as a big shock to him if the NPP manage to pull 30% of votes in the 2024 elections.

If they get 30 per cent I will be very surprised,” he said, adding that “Ghanaians are yearning to change government”.

Speaking on the recruitment exercise of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) and the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) he said youth unemployment is a threat to national security in the country.

“What is happening right now in the security sector is just a simple sign that what is written in the national security strategy that youth unemployment remains the greatest threat to our national security, a true statement”, he made this comment while reacting to the large number of Ghanaian youth who queued up at the El-Wak stadium in Accra as well as the Baba Yara Sports stadium just to get screened and enlisted into the Ghana Immigration Service.

“Couldn’t we have done this better? As a member of the Defence and Interior committee with an oversight responsibility on the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of National security, I am sure that all of us are beginning to look at this differently.”

The member of Parliament continued ; “When I joined the Police in 1992, what I have seen apart from the initial online application, there is no change. What it means is that for over almost 30 years we have actually not changed the system so much.

“Technology is transforming the whole world and gradually, we should begin to simplify some of these processes to ensure that these young people who are ready frustrated can actually get recruited in a very dignified and in a very humane manner.

“Looking at what is happening, sometimes we say that you need to have a feel of what is like to get into the job but  gradually, the psychological  impact on  these young people before they get recruited can  be lasting for their lifetime , lasting for their career. So, I think that we should begin to look at it differently using technology. We can shorten the process, we can simplify the process,” he adde.

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