Kofi Akpaloo, leader of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), has vowed to provide unemployment benefits to the youth if he emerges victorious in the 2024 general elections and assumes the role of president.
During an interview on the Point Blank segment of Eyewitness News on August 9, 2023, Akpaloo articulated his commitment to allocate funds for disbursing unemployment benefits to the youth, citing the prolonged neglect that Ghanaian young people have endured.
He stated, “The LPG aims to depart from the neglect that has been directed towards our youth. Rather than overlooking them, we intend to unite them, comprehend their aspirations, and offer support to realize those aspirations. As part of our approach, we are determined to implement unemployment benefits, ensuring financial assistance for unemployed youth. Our goal is to create an enabling environment that facilitates the success and prosperity of Ghana’s young generation.”
“Each child under the age of eighteen will be entitled to child benefits, and individuals above the age of eighteen will be eligible for unemployment benefits,” Akpaloo affirmed.
He also outlined his plan to uphold the Free SHS (Senior High School) policy while consolidating junior high schools (JHSs) and senior high schools (SHSs) into a unified educational structure for better administration.
“We intend to amalgamate JHS and SHS into a single educational institution, transitioning them into day schools. In today’s context, boarding schools are not imperative for fostering national unity, given the presence of diverse ethnic groups residing in various regions,” Akpaloo explained.