In the run-up to the 2016 and 2020 elections, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) made grandiose promises to Ghanaians, including the creation of jobs for all of the country’s youth.
In fact, the NPP vowed in their manifestos to prepare Ghana for entrepreneurial success by assisting any Ghanaian with a business idea in establishing their firms and employing others.
The NPP, led by Akufo-Addo, was nimble in their pursuit of power, ensuring that promises were made that went straight to the hearts of Ghanaian voters, persuading them beyond all reasonable doubts to vote for them.
Today, we’ll look at one of the videos that emerged from one of the NPP’s campaign stops, in which they pledged to create enough jobs that individuals would be imported to occupy the available vacancies.
The promise was made public by John Boadu, the NPP’s General Secretary, and was enthusiastically received by the party’s throngs of followers. Many people were positive about the NPP and its promises, despite the fact that some of the pledges were unrealistic and impracticable.
“The NPP will create enough jobs that people will be imported to Ghana to come work” those were the words that were trumpeted by John Boadu and the NPP.
However, it is obvious that promise is yet to see the light of day since many Ghanaians are still jobless..those employed are paid meagre salaries, have no job security and looking for ways to bounce out of the system.
What happened then, to the promise? What went wrong? When should Ghanaians expect those jobs to materialize? These are harmless questions to the powers that be.