Former President John Dramani Mahama has revealed that the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) government, if elected, will implement a comprehensive National Apprenticeship Program to address youth unemployment.
Speaking during the “Building Ghana We Want Tour” in the Ashanti Region, Mahama explained that the initiative would be executed by local Assemblies, supporting artisans to engage and employ young individuals.
The program aims to enhance skills in areas such as hairdressing, seamstressing, and other artisanal crafts. District Assemblies will oversee the registration of artisanal business owners and facilitate the attachment of young people to them, with funding allocated to mentors guiding these individuals.
Addressing cocoa farmers in New Edubiase, Mahama also highlighted plans to support the growth of the cocoa sector.
The NDC government aims to continue previous initiatives, introducing additional measures such as establishing factories in cocoa-growing areas to add value to cocoa beans and create job opportunities for youth in these regions.