From the times of yesteryear, the youth of Ghana has always been calm, and have turned a blind eye to such countless economic issues affecting them, paying little mind to so many factors. Perhaps, this is the reason others consider them to be overly gentle and unconcerned.
But this time, the youth have turned another leaf, and have for at some point now, been challenging the government of Ghana to improve the ‘perishing’ economy. This campaign began via online media after huge loads of the youth saw a significant cost of living, corruption, higher taxes, fuel increase, joblessness, social injustice, nepotism, bad roads, and low wages and salaries.
The ‘cry’ steadily moved into an overall campaign asking the government of Ghana to fix the country, hence #Fixthecountry. But the ruling government had an alternate point of view about this entire #Fixthecountry mission or dissent by the youth.
They derive that the opposition is behind all this ‘show’. Therefore, several of them took turns on radio to ‘somehow’ disregard the people’s dissatisfactions. Meanwhile, the government had effectively vowed to improve in his last 4-year term in office, in this way needed support of the people to do that.
During his swearing in, the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo declared that, people ought not be spectators but rather citizens; that way, the economy can be developed. Nonetheless, the youth are currently disappointed.
In fact, there are No Jobs Available, in addition to high cost of rent and so forth. They can’t bear it any more. However, the online protesters kept in touch with the police for an endorsement to arrange a country-wide demonstration but were stopped due to the ongoing pandemic, Covid.
In all of these pandemonium, the government immediately came out to address all issues encompassing this entire campaign, pleading with the people to pull the breaks for the administration, and also have trust in them–because they are on course. The government is as yet putting forth a valiant effort to fix the nation as said by the citizens.
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As at now, Northern Africa shows the most noteworthy joblessness rates in the world at more than 30% in 2019, projected to decline slightly to 29.6 percent in 2021. In South Africa, the unemployment rate stood at 32.5% in the October-December 2020 quarter, meaning 7.2 million people were unemployed, up from 30.8% in the previous three months.
The fact is, the youth’s frustration all reduces to joblessness. Slight number of them are gainfully and decently employed. Ghana’s joblessness rate as of now remains at 4.33%. Truth be told, Jobless rate has around the world increased, with the greater part of workforce being jobless or underemployed.