Former President John Mahama says government has not shown enough commitment toward addressing youth unemployment in the country.

Mr Mahama said that is a matter of national security and can hamper the peace Ghanaians are enjoying now.

As a result, he urged government to tackle the issue urgently.

Speaking as a special guest of honour at the 2022 Convocation at Liberty University in Michigan in the United States, Mr Mahama maintained that should this not be done, the youth will be attracted to things that will not favour the country.

“Government owes it as a responsibility to do all they can to secure the peace and safety of the nation, but above all to reduce youth unemployment.

This is necessary to ensure that the young people do not become easily recruited to fill the ranks of the insurgence due to frustration and lack of opportunity”, he said.

Meanwhile, the NDC’s 2020 Presidential Candidate also condemned the activities of Boko Haram in the sub-region.

He insisted that the youth stand a chance of being recruited if opportunities are not created for them.

“Ghana is an Island of religious calmness in a sea of turbulence as almost all our surrounding neighbours have in recent times experienced some major form of insurgency, coup d’états or other conflicts, including religious conflicts.”

“In all these acts, one thing is clear, leadership at all levels including the family, the school, the church, government all have the responsibility to educate and inform the impress young members of our society about the imminent threats and dangers out there”, he insisted.

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