The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) is on the verge of concluding negotiations with the Business Process Outsource (BPO) operator in sub-Saharan Africa to pave way for the establishment of a call centre for the creation of local jobs for graduates in the country.
The conclusion of the negotiations will see the direct creation of 20,000 local jobs for our young graduates.
Office space for this initiative has already been secured with government aiming to realise the country’s potential to “become a global BPO powerhouse, employing over 250,000 Ghanaians over the next few years”.
The Akufo-Addo-led government’s ambition remains to “build an entrepreneurial nation and create an additional minimum of 1 million jobs for the Ghanaian youth over the near-term”.
According to Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta government has a record of doing this before, with “2 million jobs in years,” however, he stressed that: “We must move faster”.
Mr Ofori-Atta was speaking during the presentation of the 2024 Budget statement in Parliament on Wednesday, 15 November 2023.