Isaac Ayemvoa, aspiring Bolgatanga Constituency Secretary has opined that members of the governing NPP have stopped thinking, the reason why Ghana’s problems continue to compound.
Speaking on the Day Break Upper East Show, Mr. Ayemvoa, popularly known as Understanding made the case that the government has become lazy and unthinking.
His comments were in connection to earlier comments by the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations that the government had over the last 6 years, employed 5.3 million people across the country.
Mr. Ayemvoa argued that if the numbers presented by the Minister were accurate, the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) would not have presented figures that suggest that Ghana’s unemployment rate is on the ascendancy.
“The government has just stopped thinking. That is the problem. The people we have elected to lead us are the people who have suspended their thinking faculties; that is why we are facing the problems we face as a country.”
“You see, when they were coming, they said they were going to industrialize the country. Industrialization would mean that a lot of people would have got jobs. If there were factories and other outlets where people can employ, then it would have been government alone coming to hand pick people to employ them.”
“For example, if we had better dams that the youth could have remained in farming. If the subsidies were still coming and the youth were out there engaging in farming, we wouldn’t even be listening to an employment minister churning out figures and we would be debating him. We would have been busy on our farms and lives would have been better,” he said.
Mr. Ayemvoa was of the opinion that if the government had really done the work it claims to have done and employed the number of people it claims to have employed, the country would have had better odds addressing the many problems it faces.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana