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Mahama promises "massive" job creation

 President John Dramani Mahama says his second term of office will see what he described as "a massive investment in the real sector" of the Ghanaian economy.

 

He says contrary to his first term which was for the stabilization of the macroeconomic pillars of the country, his second term would be for job creation and infrastructural expansion across the country.

 

The President disclosed this to a cheering crowd when he commissioned therevamped Komenda Sugar Factory at a colourful ceremony held in the Central Region.

 

The factory which dated back to the era of the founder of modern Ghana, Dr Kwame Nkrumah suffered some setbacks with regards to access to raw material resulting in its shutdown.

 

However, when he assumed office, President Mahama promised to resurrect the factory and realize the dream of Nkrumah.

The factory is expected to provide over 7, 000 direct and indirect jobs to the youths and farmers in the region.

 

Commenting on the extent of job creation in his second term, the first gentleman of Ghana said “millions of jobs will be created for our young people."

 

He invited businesses in the private sector to increase their investment in making his plans of job creation realizable in the country.

 

President Mahama also used the opportunity to reveal his government is ready to green the entire country in what he described to the gathering as "the green revolution in Ghana."

To do that effect, he asserted his government is "designing and preparing for establishment of 50 new farmer service centres across the country to provide subsidized fertilizers, agricultural mechanization services and improved seeds to farmers in all parts of this country."

 

“Indeed, the next term of office will see a massive investment in the real sector.   The second term is going to see massive investment in the real sector and that is the sector that creates jobs across the country.”