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Mahama proposes ‘Digital Jobs Initiative’ to create 300,000 youth employment opportunities

During his engagement with journalists on July 7 in Accra, Mahama underscored the transformative power of the digital revolution and outlined his vision for a digitally inclusive and prosperous Ghana.

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Former President and National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate John Dramani Mahama has disclosed plans to launch a ‘Digital Jobs Initiative’ aimed at creating at least 300,000 skilled employment opportunities for the youth.

During his engagement with journalists on July 7 in Accra, Mahama underscored the transformative power of the digital revolution and outlined his vision for a digitally inclusive and prosperous Ghana.

“Let’s face it—the digital revolution is here to stay. It has already transformed our lives in ways that were simply unpredictable only a decade ago and will continue to do so,” Mahama stated.

Recognizing the immense potential of the digital economy, Mahama announced an ambitious plan to create skilled employment opportunities for the youth.

The next NDC government, he pledged, will partner with local tech start-ups and businesses to launch a ‘Digital Jobs Initiative,’ aiming to create at least 300,000 jobs.

“Imagine this: 300,000 employment opportunities for our youth! And this is in a field they not only love but often excel at,” he said, expressing admiration for the digital skills of young Ghanaians.

Mahama emphasized the necessity of embracing this digital revolution to ensure Ghana’s prosperity. He reiterated his belief in the right to affordable and reliable internet access for all.

“My promise still stands because my vision of a digital Ghana is as strong as ever,” he asserted.

Reflecting on his past efforts as president to deploy extensive fixed and wireless broadband across the country, Mahama stressed the importance of continuing this mission.

Mahama’s vision extends to bridging the digital divide and ensuring that no Ghanaian is left behind. He pledged to provide universal internet access and support initiatives to close the digital gap.

“On my watch, I will do whatever it takes to provide universal access and bridge the digital divide in our country,” he promised.

A cornerstone of Mahama’s plan is to train one million coding professionals with in-demand digital skills tailored for the growing Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) sectors.

“One million coders – think about it! And we can do it!” he exclaimed, pledging that the NDC will ensure every Ghanaian has the opportunity to thrive in the digital revolution.

Mahama’s message was one of optimism and unwavering support for the youth. “My dearest young Ghanaians, I stand by you 100%, and I always will!” he declared, urging the nation to support and understand the younger generation as they build a digital future.

“This is our plan. This is our pledge to you: no Ghanaian will be left behind in the digital revolution!”

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