According to John Dramani Mahama, a former president of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo’s poor management skills are the reason why young Ghanaians today see no future for themselves in the nation where they were born.
He warned that, barring national service, some graduates and postgraduate degree holders might approach retirement age without ever having worked a day in their lives.
He claimed that all stakeholders should be concerned about Ghanaian youths’ desire to work in menial jobs overseas.
Mr Mahama said at the launch of his campaign to become the NDC’s flagbearer again in the Volta region on Thursday, 2 March 2023.
“Who is to blame them when after years of struggling to earn an education, they are condemned to unemployment and acute lack of opportunities? …. It should worry us deeply that the average young Ghanaian would grasp any opportunity to flee the despondent climate under which they live in favour of even the most menial jobs in other countries” he said.
“We have always had our people going in search of greener pastures abroad, but the current exodus of active workers is worrying. The collapse of our economy under this government form the sufficient basis to dismiss all public office holders and politicians, both in government and out of government, as the same.”