Government focused on providing decent employment opportunities for the youth – Deputy Employment Minister

government focused on providing decent employment opportunities for the youth deputy employment minister
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The Deputy Employment and Labour Relations Minister has said government is keen on providing decent employment opportunities for the youth.

According to Bright Wireko-Brobby, government intends to do this by equipping them with the requisite skills and resources to enable them to start up their own businesses.

He said this on Wednesday, May 11, at Huawei’s 2022 Huawei ICT Job Fair.

“As a Ministry, which exists to coordinate and promote employment opportunities, decent jobs and promote harmonious labour relations in all sectors of the national economy, this event falls directly in line with our core mandate. The Huawei ICT Job Fair, which is the first of its kind, could not have come at a better time than now.”

“As a government, we are very keen to providing decent employment opportunities for the youth while equipping them with requisite skills and resources to enable them to start up their own businesses.”

Mr Wireko-Brobby also commended Huawei for the initiative. This, he said, has become necessary because job creation is a collective responsibility of all.

Meanwhile, he also disclosed that data available to his Ministry a “total of 4.3 million jobs will require digital skills in Ghana by the end of this decade”.

As a result, he said initiatives such as that of Huawei couldn’t have come at any better time than now.

“Interesting, the ICT industry has emerged as one and growing viable sub-sectors with great potential for job creation. Data available to us indicates that a total of 4.3 million jobs will require digital skills in Ghana by the end of this decade.”

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