Unemployment is the greatest threat to democracy in Ghana, Africa – Xavier Sosu


The Deputy Ranking Member on the Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament, Francis-Xavier Sosu has said the twin challenge of unemployment and economic hardship remains the greatest threat to democracy in Ghana and Africa.

According to him, these factors coupled with breaches of established democratic norms have contributed to the rising loss of confidence in that system of governance by many.

The MP for Madina made these comments in an interview with Citi News after an event to mark the International Day of Democracy in Parliament.

“The twin challenge of unemployment and economic hardships that people are suffering today is actually the foundation of the threats that we have to democracy today in Ghana and Africa as a whole.”Recent happenings including the mad rush for recruitment into the country’s security agencies and the massing up of teeming youth at the Accra International Conference Centre to seek jobs at a Youth Employment Agency job fair have sparked conversations about the levels of unemployment and the desperation to find jobs in the country.


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