2024 Budget: YEA to conclude negotiation that will create 20,000 jobs for graduates – Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has announced that the Youth Employment Agency YEA is about concluding negotiation with CCI, the business process outsource (BPO) operator in sub-Saharan Africa for the establishment of a call centre.

This, he says will see the direct creation of 20,000 local jobs for young graduates.

Announcing this at the presentation of the 2024 Budget, Mr. Ofori-Atta said an office space has already been secured.

“Our goal is to realise Ghana’s potential to become a global BPO powerhouse, employing over 250,000 Ghanaians over the next few years.”

“Ultimately, our ambition remains to build an entrepreneurial nation and create an additional minimum of one million jobs for the Ghanaian youth over the near-term. We have done this before with two million jobs in years, but we must move faster”, he stressed.

The Minister also mentioned that Ghana is also positioning a generation of Ghanaians to secure leadership in the global arena”.

Today, our country hosts the headquarters of the AfCFTA [African Continental Free Trade Agreement]. We also have a privileged position in leading the climate change charge. As the agreed host of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Secretariat, we are galvanising the coalition of 68 nations and 1.7 billion people to shape the climate discourse and secure resources for a just energy transition”, he concluded.

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