Ignatius Baffour Awuah opens up at the vetting committee

Former Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour Awuah has actually told the Appointments Committee of Parliament that he does not easily have the breakdown of some three million, Eight Hundred thousand jobs he had actually declared the federal government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) produced.

He however assured to make the details of the jobs created in between 2017 and 2020 by the Akufo-Addo-led administration to Parliament later on.

This came to light as he took his rely on be vetted by the Appointments Committee of Parliament following his re-nomination as Minister of Work and Labour Relations by President Akufo-Addo.

Mr Baffour Awuah had actually said in 2020 that the NPP federal government under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo had got 3 million Ghanaians who had actually been unemployed work. His claim was consulted with doubt by lots of observers who challenged him to offer the breakdown of the sectors and the individuals employed.

At his vetting today, he kept that his claim was true but stopped working to provide the details right away, asking that he be provided time to submit the information

Hon. Ignatius Baffur Awuah who is likewise the Member of Parliament(MP) for Sunyani West in October last year had actually said the description of some jobs by the NDC as unsustainable is flawed, because all those beneficiaries, though they may not be receiving payment through the official sector, are assured of income at the end of every month.

He said as the Employment Minister, he can represent about 3.8 million jobs developed under the Akufo-Addo Administration.

"I'm stating that a great deal of the jobs are not even on our radar due to the fact that we are unable to catch them however those that we have had the ability to track, I'm telling you we have about 3.8 million tasks; precisely, that is what I can account for", he verified.