General news of Wednesday 21 July 2021
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Atta-Mills Institute Koku Anyidoho believes that the huge number of young people who stormed the El-Wak Stadium to participate in the recruitment exercise of the armed forces of Ghana is due to unemployment.
A video and photos of the incident have gone viral, with Ghanaians shocked.
Others have suggested that the problem could be a time bomb and leaders should address the situation.
Commenting on the matter, Koku Anyidoho said Ghana’s youth are angry about jobs, hence the sheer numbers we see.
During the ‘Frontline’ show on Rainbow Radio 87.5FM, he said there is a lack of jobs and opportunities, there are hardships and anyone who disagrees is not being outspoken.
He called for a united front to restore the country without politics.
“That’s why we must come together to restore the country. We must unite our front and end partisan politics and restore the country.”
He also suggested that the process be conducted in public to show a transparent and accountable process.
Meanwhile, he has asked the GAF to be transparent and allow only deserving individuals to join the service to serve the nation.
He also said that there are several reasons why people want to join the security forces, but among all these reasons, we need to make sure that those who qualify to join the service.
“But the underlying factor is that they need jobs. Other things will come later, but what the youth need now is a job,” he concluded.