General News of Saturday, 20 October 2018
This week’s edition of Newsfile was engaging as host Samson Lardy Anyenini engaged his guests as they dissected pressing issues that made headlines.
Government’s pledge to reduce unemployment was given a major boost this week with the launch of one of its major strategies, the Nation Builders’ Corps (NaBCo).
Over 100, 000 graduates who were hitherto unemployed have been enrolled under 7 modules of the scheme which is expected to equip, train and nurture the graduates over a three year period.
Opposition NDC has referred to it as a waste of resources which could have been used for something more beneficial than the NaBCo and also criticised the GHC700 stipend as inadequate.
A JoyNews investigation released this week revealed how the Former President John Mahama and his government diverted part of a loan to sponsor a party research to evaluate their chances ahead of the 2016 elections.
The diverted cash was to go into provision of health infrastructure and improving its quality but the party used it for political purposes.
The party has distanced itself from the report indicating it did not officially sanction the research even though some leading members have admitted knowing about it before the election.
Analysts pointed to potential misappropriation and misapplication of funds should those involved be found guilty.
These and many more issues that trended during the week were discussed by the panel on Newsfile today.
Watch the playback of the programme below: