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“Our aim is to establish in Ghana a strong society in which no one will have any anxiety about the basic means of life, about work, food and shelter; where poverty and illiteracy no longer exist and disease is brought under control; and where our educational facilities provide all the children of Ghana with the best possible opportunities for the development of their potentialities.” Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

Human Resource Development (HRD) and Labour Issues

The CPP will develop a HRD policy that will include a migration policy that promotes the equitable distribution of skilled labour across the country while providing the appropriate incentives for our trained professionals to stay at home and for those abroad to return home.

Among others, we shall do the following:

  • Adopt a National Labour Policy comprising strategies for employment creation and policies to ensure decent conditions of service nation-wide.
  • Accelerate the creation of a modern labour market system to facilitate job search nation-wide and improve the quality of employment and earnings, especially for the youth.
  • Launch the Ghana Emergency Employment Programme (GEEP) to directly create over 500,000 jobs across the country.
  • Replace the Fair Wages Commission with a National Incomes Commission. The Commission will, among other things, regularly report trends and undertake research into various types of incomes.

Labour quality improvement
To ensure that industry gets the required quantity and quality of workers, we shall pursue the following measures:

  • Invest in skills training (by both state and private institutions) and align training with demands of the economy.
  • Put special emphasis on women, youth, school leavers and unemployed graduates and people with disabilities.
  • Improve access and quality of education and training for all Ghanaians.
  • Tackle the persistent problem of child labour within the context of existing laws and international conventions by addressing the cultural and economic factors that sustain the practice

Developing our Youth

The CPP is committed to giving the youth of Ghana quality education; training and skills that would enable them contribute more effectively to national development.

Our youth development strategy includes:

  • Creating Youth Activities Centres (YACs) in all districts.
  • Launching Ghana’s first State of the Youth Report to serve as a guide for implementation of youth development programmes.
  • Transform traditional apprenticeship and on-the-job training programmes to enable beneficiaries acquire relevant skills for self-employment.

We will aim to reduce unemployment among our youth to zero in eight years through a series of integrated interventions to support agro-industry, guild certification for artisans and compulsory patriotic service with basic military training.
As part of social transformation agenda, we will instill discipline, patriotism and eschewing tribalism and selfishness will be social values that are once again cherished in our communities.
Introduce a Youth Volunteerism Scheme (YVS) in order to inculcate the spirit of giving back to communities. This service will be recognized by the State.

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