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US Ambassador questions Akufo-Addo’s job creation promise?

US Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Robert P. Jackson has urged government to prioritize job creation to improve the standard of living of Ghanaians.

The American diplomat observed that the country has huge potential to immensely boost the economic sector.

Speaking to the reporter on the sidelines of the graduation ceremony of the Webster Ghana University, in Accra, he said, “We are very excited about Ghana’s potentials. It’s been 20 years since I came here; and for the first time, there has been enormous changes during that time and it is definitely positive.”

It’s in view of this, that he charged government  to focus and prioritize job creation for the people, especially the youth.

Mr. Jackson, who would be ending his duty tour of the country at the end of the coming July, added that he has scored Ghana high on good political and economic governance.

He however stressed that more should be done to help the people to see a “bright future for themselves here”.

Mr. Jackson assumed office as US Ambassador to Ghana on November 30, 2015, having earlier served in Cameroun between 2010 and 2013.

He was also a former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.

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