Politics of Friday, 21 December 2018
A flagbearer aspirant of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), and former CEO of NHIA, Sylvester Mensah, has said the textiles and garment industry can create millions of jobs for the youth of Ghana.
According to him, if the government adequately invests in that sector through public-private partnership using a venture capital model there would be plenty of jobs available for the youth.
Mr. Mensah said this when he was interacting with branch and constituency executives in the Eastern Region, on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.
“When it comes to creating jobs for Ghanaians, there are several Innovative ways that can be done. There is a huge potential for jobs within the textiles and garment industry. China has taken advantage of that and I believe we can also do so. Because of the AGOA, Ghana has a competitive advantage over China in the production and exportation of textiles and garments. This industry can create about a million jobs in each of the ten regions of this country. If you give me the mandate, I know how to make it happen.”
Mr. Mensah has observed that the Akufo-Addo government is struggling to create the jobs they promised because they do not have achievable ideas to implement.
He appealed to delegates to put faith in him, give him the mandate so that he can implement the innovative ideas he has to create jobs in order to bring down unemployment drastically and save this country from the national security threat it faces.
Mr. Mensah began his campaign tour of the Eastern Region last week, and after touring twenty six constituencies, postponed his meeting with the rest of the seven in order to submit his nomination forms.
Having successfully submitted his forms on Monday, December 17, 2018, Mr. Mensah resumed his tour which took him to five out of the seven constituencies on Wednesday.
The first meeting for the day was held in Akwatia constituency, followed by Kade, Lower West Akim, upper West Akim and Nsawam Adoagyiri constituencies.
Branch and constituency executives have expressed their satisfaction with Mr Mensah’s message of ensuring unity in the NDC at all times, recognising and acknowledging sacrifices of executives at all levels, creating prosperity for all and giving power back to them.
They have also praised Mr. Mensah for embarking upon a clean campaign and promised to vote for him as the flagbearer of the NDC.