Ghanaian politician and also the former President John Dramani Mahama has criticized a prior guarantee made by Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta that the government payroll was full and couldn’t utilize any longer.
As indicated by Mr. Mahama, key areas like training, wellbeing need near 100,000 additional individuals to fill the holes hence it was not authentic that the public area was full.
Talking at the Thank Ghana Address the previous evening, Mahama said the public authority should not impede the entrance of the populace from entering the public area.
“I disagree with the position that the public sector is full and has no room for more people. The Ghana Education Service and the Ghana Health Service have a huge resource gap for over 90,000 people. The Ghana Prisons Service requires an additional 8,000 personnel currently. They require more human resources,” he said.
“We can employ more if we keep the frivolous expenditure down and get rid of corruption. If we do this, we should be able to get more people into the public sector and not those dubious job creation schemes,” he insisted.
Mahama also slammed the Akufo-Addo government for closing down some financial firms in the country. He said a number of the youth would have been gainfully employed if such companies were still in existence.
“Unemployment has become a national security crisis… There is an explosion in unemployment.”