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“We Must Act Now to Prevent a Journey of No Return”- Bagbin Warns MPs Over Youth Unemployment

The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has cautioned against increasing levels of youth unemployment in Ghana.

Addressing members of Parliament on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, the Speaker expressed worry and concern about the alarming rates of youth unemployment and called for prompt and decisive intervention from the country’s political leaders.

According to him, if the situation is not controlled, the high rates of youth unemployment and homelessness could have uncontrollable consequences in the lead up to the elections.

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“The signs and signals of happenings in the country are not that of assurance and hope, I am told that people going to write their names are carrying knives, and guns just to go and write names. What about when we are going to vote and at the end of it all the results are announced?” Bagbin said. “And somebody else has carried the day and not the other. The joblessness, the homelessness and the hopelessness of the youth cannot be taken lightly. We must act together, and now, to prevent a journey to calamity or to a journey of no return.”

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He added that the public is less concerned with political proceedings and more interested in seeing concrete progress on key issues and urged the House to prioritize the people’s interests.

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“The public does not give a dime what goes on in between the starting together and finishing together. With this, it is clear that as representatives of the people we have a significant amount of work ahead of us and I therefore urge all members to patronise the work and ensure that we make progress on these important matters,” he stated.

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