NDPC boss: Vision 2057 will help reduce youth unemployment

The framework for Vision 2057 was conceptualised after COVID-19, which came along with a lot of lessons.

The director general of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Dr Kodjo Esseim Mensah-Abrampa, has said the newly launched Vision 2057 will help tackle the issue of youth unemployment in the country.

The framework for Vision 2057 was conceptualised after COVID-19, which came along with a lot of lessons.

Known as theVision 2057: Long-term National Development Perspective Framework (LTNDPF)”, the document will among other uses, serve as a guide and reference point for the preparation of manifestos by all political parties to ensure that the long-term vision and goals for the development of the nation captured in the 1992 Constitution are not compromised.

It specifies how Ghana would look like in terms of its social, economic and environmental development by 2057 when it attains 100 years. The eight chapters of the 111-page document highlights the vision, goal, drivers of transformation and targets which could be attained in 32 years.

The framework, prepared by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), was jointly unveiled by the former chairman of the Committee of Experts that drafted the 1992 Constitution and paramount chief of Asokore Asante  in the Ashanti Region, Nana Dr S K B Krobea Asante, and a former Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo.

Speaking at the official launch of the Ghana Vision 2057 in Accra on Tuesday (28 May), Mensah-Abrampah said,There are specific areas that we are looking at, we are looking at tackling the issue of youth unemployment.”

“This is an issue, we have looked at it in the long term because we need to match the need of the private sector, and public sector as well as the skills, the knowledge we need to provide.”

He addedAnd also the ability of our youth to be able to do that. We are coming out with specific, what we call the human capital development strategy, with broad strategies as to what we can do to complement this process that we are proposing.”

Listen to Dr Kodjo Esseim Mensah-Abrampa in the attached audio clip below:

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