The Senior Presidential Advisor, Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo has described the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the government which is currently before Parliament as one of the best the country has ever produced.
This he said is because the budget makes provision for youth employment through entrepreneurship as well as skills development as well as the introduction of the Electronic levy (E-levy) to fund entrepreneurship ventures.
Mr Osafo-Maafo made this known today at the launch of the Ghana TVET Service today in Accra.
“Indeed, this current budget is one of the best this country has ever produced,” Mr Osafo-Maafo said.
“Because, there are two things in it which are fundamental and these are some entrepreneurship training that we are putting as part of a responsibility of government to ensure that the youth is resourced financially to be entrepreneurial, that people cannot use access to funds as a handicap. That people can develop skills and become entrepreneurs.
“The introduction of the E-levy is extremely critical. These two things in this budget, people must hail it, it is fundamentally a good document”.Mr Osafo-Maafo charged the country’s youth to move beyond the “I want a job mentality” to embracing a mentality of “I am creating a job for myself and others”