Energy Ministry takes steps to address Unemployment and Rural Immigration

As part of the government's efforts to curb rural immigration, the Akufo-Addo led administration will extend electricity to every corner of the Ghana and create employment, Deputy Minister of Energy, Hon. William Owureku Aidoo has stated.

"Processes to get them electricity are in the pipeline so that people from the North and other places will not travel all the way to South simple because of employment", the Deputy Minister assured on Opemsuo FM in Kumasi.

Hon. William Owureku Aidoo also stated that governments over the years have done it best to extend power to villages, communities and regions .

"Over the years, Government has extended power from four hundred to over eleven thousand communities", the lawmaker pointed to host, George Opoku Mensah Agudey during a telephone conversation on "Nkwantanans" political talkshow

Meanwhile, the government has also established a tripartite technical committee to come out with modalities to implement the National Unemployment Insurance Scheme announced in the mid-year budget statement.

Mr Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, said the scheme, when operational, would focus on providing direct income support to workers who lost their jobs or suffered pay cuts xx in the event of a social or economic crisis.

He said the scheme would offer opportunities for training, re-training, job search support, apprenticeship and internships to enable those who lost their jobs to re-adjust.