by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
The first gentleman of the land, John Dramani Mahama says should he secure the mandate of the people after the December elections, his government will place vocational and technical education training at the core of his industrialization drive.
He informed party gurus, diplomatic representatives, media practitioners, chiefs and political colleagues that his government to show its intent is already investing $100m in the expansion of technical and vocational schools to make them competitive and equip students with the requisite knowledge.
He assured that when his mandate is renewed, his government would fit all new Senior High Schools with vocational workshops to cater for the interest of both grammar inclined and vocational students.
The Bole native also disclosed the plan to relocate the Accra Psychiatric Hospital’s activities to the Pantang Hospital where mental health care will be enhanced to become a sanctuary for ill citizens and regional neighbours adding new mental health hospitals will also be established in the Ashanti and Northern regions.
He informed, advances in the health sector has led to a reduction in child mortality stating he plans on reviving dysfunctional factories which hold prospects including the Aboso Glass Factory with a promise to make the agric sector an attractive field for the youth and entrepreneurs alike.
According to the president who has weathered perhaps the most labour storms in the country, his second term will see the labour ministry having employment centres across the country to enable employment for the citizenry even for those who could only do manual work.
Noted for his new roads as well as expanded ones, candidate Mahama stated about 600,000 road related jobs have been set in motion adding the Obetsebi Lamptey Circle will see a renovation in the next four years as will the Accra Motorway have two new bridges over it at Klagon and Ashiaman.