Jobless Graduates Set For Demo
UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES in the country are gearing up for what promises to be a massive demonstration to back home their demands for job opportunities.
This, according to them had become necessary in view of the fact that their appeals to government over the matter had fallen on deaf ears.
A statement issued and signed by Spokesperson for the Unemployed Graduates Association of Ghana (UGAG), Desmond Biney, said the leadership of the group would be embarking on a nationwide tour in the coming days to meet and deliberate with its members over how to mobilize themselves for the intended strike action.
The demonstration the statement noted “will be a major event to register our displeasure to the current order.”
It is the plan of the association to touch base in every regional capital and proceed to the various districts in furtherance of their effort.
“Many of the times, when we try to explain our predicament people tend to call us lazy. They think we are people who are not willing to do anything good with our lives thus calling ourselves unemployed graduates,” he noted.
Mr. Biney could not help but ask how anybody expected a fresh graduate who had no experience, no credit record and no property to be able to access funds from financial institutions and start a new business in what he described as “a corrupt environment where even common registration of company has to through various hands which will demand money.”
Though they claimed to have tried several job options including sometimes starting their own businesses, UGAG said “the system does not support us to be able to do what we aspire to do.”
Quite apart from that the statement noted “banks demand collateral which many of us do not have” and that “no one is willing to give us a lending hand in what we do.”
Whilst admitting that government alone cannot employ all Ghanaians the unemployed graduates said “we cannot blame any other body more than the government when it comes to unemployment since we know that government has a supervisory responsibility to ensure that both public and private institutions are doing the right things to promote development in the country.”
They have called on President John Mahama and his team as well as all political activists and leaders in the country to see job creation as an important aspect of the country’s development.