Tertiary Graduates Kick Against Freeze On Public Sector Employment

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A cross-section of tertiary graduates in the Upper East Region anger bursts and kicked against the government’s decision to freeze public sector employment in the 2023.

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta presenting the 2023 Budget and Economic Policy to Parliament on November 24, announced the decision as part of the government measures to reduce expenditure.

According to the graduates the government move is a direct slap in their face and a breach of trust in the government.

Speaking to the ghanaiandemocrat.com in an exclusive interview, most of the graduates were disappointed in the government decision to freeze public sector employment.

According to them, NPP government is a total failure, looking at the noice they made in opposition before getting the nod to govern.

The tertiary graduates wondered how the future holds for them, adding, that there are no clear measures out in place by the government to help address the unemployment in the country.

When quizzed to either establish their own businesses or join the private companies. They quickly revealed that the conducive environment to start a business doesn’t exist in this county and joining private businesses is very dangerous because some pay as little as five hundred cedis per month.

“In fact, we are confused. This government is a complete disaster and failure. All their plans are archaic and there is no hope in them”, some of the graduates emotionally sounded.

The frustrated graduates added that they don’t have any option than to teach the NPP a great lesson in the 2024 general elections.

“They should always use Russia and Ukraine war to deceive themselves thinking that will convince us to vote for them, they don’t know that they are provoking us much with those cheap talks”, the aggrieved graduates voiced out.

They pointed out that Ghana is sitting on time bomb in the since that any country with high unemployment rate breeds crime.

They charged the government to reconsider his decision about the freezing of the employment to help the graduates secure public sector job.

Story: Idris Ibn Mohammed

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