The Minister designate for Trade and Industry, Mr John Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen has reassured the Ghanaian public especially the youth that the NPP government is determined to provide the jobs it promised during the recent electioneering period.
According to him, the government was considering partnering with the private sector to create the avenue for the creation of more employment and spaces for the jobless in the society.
Taking his turn at the scheduled parliamentary vetting committee sittings last Monday, Mr Kyerematen noted job creation was a priority to this current administration.
He stressed the necessary engagements and collaboration with both indigenous and foreign partners are avenues the government would be exploring to achieve the target of getting employment for the youth and the jobless.
Stating plans to generate jobs for the rural folks, the nominee disclosed that the NPP government would be pursuing the one village one factory policy so as to ensure every district is given something peculiar to its make-up and resource base.
In addition, Mr Kyerematen stressed the commitment of government to use the one million dollars to be rolled out to each of the constituencies of the country as seed capital for entrepreneurs to either start up or open up their existing businesses.
He pledged the resourcing of small and medium capital businesses so as to enable them to open up and employ more hands on the job market.
According to him, government would readily borrow from the commercial market to resource private hands to open the public space and market for more employment.
Sounding confident, ,Mr Kyerematen promised to ensure the trades ministry carry out projects and programs aimed at transforming the economy from a mere consumptive one into a producing one.
He noted many food crops in the country were in dire need of value addition, adding many of them needed to be processed for the foreign markets.
These processed foods, he posited could be sent abroad for proper foreign exchange to the country.
He bemoaned the tenure where everything was grown and consumed in the country, promising the NPP would depart from such self-sustenance culture of doing things.
According to him, the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government believed in value addition to its local foods and crops so as to enable it rake the investments needed for a transformed economy.