‘LPG will implement unemployment benefits scheme’

The Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) has revealed that it will implement a social intervention policy dubbed, ‘Unemployment Benefits Scheme’ to pay a minimum of GH¢ 300 monthly allowance to unemployed graduates if given the nod in the December polls.

It noted that beneficiaries will be required to complete their mandatory one-year national service since youth unemployment was a lurking time bomb that could explode anytime should governments fail to implement pragmatic measures to address it.

According to the party, successive governments, had failed to tackle the plight of unemployed graduates, and it was poised to clamping down on the situation through pragmatic policies and programmes.

 John Amekah, the National Chairman of LPG, indicated that the increasing graduate unemployment rate had exacerbated criminal activities across the country and the party was determined, dedicated and committed to addressing the phenomenon.

“Successive governments, have failed to tackle the plight of unemployed graduates, and the LPG is poised to clamping down on the situation through pragmatic policies and programmes.

“The LPG with Kofi Akpaloo as our leader are determined, dedicated and committed to supervise the implementation of policies and programmes that will help grow and develop our country through payment of unemployed benefits scheme to graduates to reduce the burden and stress young people go through after completing their tertiary education.

“It will also help lessen the burden of unemployed graduates and revive the diminishing number of local businesses in the country and there is the need for the government to implement capacity building programmes on entrepreneurial skills, knowledge and initiative moves to protect the environment from the effects of the climate change,” Mr Amekah stressed. -GNA

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