The NDC Parliamentary Candidate for the Bunkpurugu Constituency, Hon. Abed Bandim has written extensively on the NDC PC’s Policy Statement on unemployment in Bunkpurugy Constituency. In a Facebook post, he wrote:
This is my assurance to the teeming unemployed youth of Bunkpurugu Constituency: I’m pledging to ensure that there is fairness, equity, and transparency in providing employment opportunities to all and sundry across the constituency. Already, the next NDC government, i.e., The People’s Manifesto promises to create a minimum of 250,000 jobs per annum.
Thus, I will ensure that my constituents get a fair share of the 250,000 jobs and of the 1million jobs to be created in the next 4yrs. I will not be SELECTIVE & DISCRIMINATORY based on partisan considerations because I believe in being a fair Representative (MP) to the people whose mandate I seek to serve. Therefore, when given the mandate as MP, I intend to establish the Constituency Professionals Forum (CPF). Under the CPF, amongst other things; there will be platforms and avenues to collect scientific research data on unemployment numbers in the constituency. This will help us to marshal our human capital base and to exploit opportunities for the employment of our teeming youth not only in the public sector but also in the private sector as well. We must rise up to the occasion as leaders to decisively deal with the issue of the rate of unemployment in the constituency.
Learning from my experience in Scotland – UK, I think it’s extremely important that we effectively adopt the skill-job-match approach in terms of the opportunities that we shall be facilitating under the CPF program in order to ensure that we develop a highly-skilled human capital base that in the longterm can favorably compete on both the local and international labor market across various sectors. That’s one way to exploit our potentials to the fullest as a people.
In fact, I have received highly disturbing reports that some NABCO beneficiaries who are perceived to support me and the NDC in the Bunkpurugu Constituency have had their names deleted from the program. Well, the good news is that the next NDC government will restore all who have been deleted and then offer all NABCO beneficiaries with permanent employment opportunities. Regardless of anyone’s party affiliation, we are all first and foremost Ghanaians, and that for me is what is important. So get involved to end the selectivity and discrimination in the constituency. Victory is assured and it’s possible together.