Former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama has stated that the Ghanaian youth today see no future in the country of their birth due to Nana Akufo Addo’s managerial incompetence.
He stated that, with the exception of national service, if precautions are not taken, some graduates and post-graduate degree holders may reach pension age and never have worked in their entire lives.
He stated that Ghanaian youths’ desire to seek menial jobs abroad should be a source of concern for all stakeholders.
Mr. Mahama stated on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at the launch of his campaign to become the NDC’s flagbearer again in the Volta region, that the mass exodus of Ghanaian professionals seeking greener pastures abroad must be of concern.
“The youth in their birth country see no future,” he told his audience. They don’t see a silver lining at the edge of the clouds, which are often dark and gloomy with no rays of sunlight shining through.
“Who can blame them when, after years of struggle to obtain an education, they are condemned to unemployment and a severe lack of opportunities?” If my agenda to “Build the Ghana We Want Together” is not implemented, some graduates and post-graduate degree holders may reach retirement age and never work again, save for national service.
It should deeply concern us that the average young Ghanaian would seize any opportunity to flee the depressing climate in which they live in favor of even the most menial jobs in other countries.
“We have always had our people go in search of greener pastures abroad, but the current mass exodus of active workers and professionals is profoundly worrying. Under this government, the unraveling of our national fabric and the collapse of our economy are sufficient grounds to dismiss all public office holders and politicians, both in and out of government, as the same.”
Some Ghanaians, according to the former Ghanaian leader, have lost faith in the democratic experiment and believe it is no better than other forms of governance and that “these are the predictable consequences of the president, his vice president, and a crop of officials betraying the people’s trust.”
According to Mr. Mahama, Ghana’s current state and its effects on citizens bother him a great deal, which is why, with the benefit of experience, he has proposed alternative solutions and even offered the expertise and knowledge of some of his party’s members to assist us in overcoming the challenges.
Mr. Mahama, who is calling for a change in government, stated that he knows how to bring about the much-needed change because he has studied Ghana’s problems, listened to each and every Ghanaian, as well as a variety of scholars and experts, and can confidently say that he has learned a lot during the period and is ready to be the president Ghanaians are looking for.