The recent incident that involved a rally against the rise of unemployment should set alarm bells ringing in the ears of new wannabe politicians for 2023. Why am I saying that it is because very few understand the magnitude but the rest have no inkling as to what solutions they will bring forth to address this at their respective constituencies.
The core factor here goes back to the lack of a proper road map as to how employment is linked to our education sector. Graduates of various shades will pass every year but many become unemployable because they will not possess a single work experience. This work experience should actually start for undergraduates or senior higher secondary level by institutions tying up with corporates, government agencies and non-governmental organisations working in various sectors and fields.
The other factor is the flawed State investment policy that seems to cater to only major industries who have no interest at all in uplifting the State or entrepreneurs who can serve as original equipment manufacturer in short OEMs and small vendors.
There are a host of issues if we are to deliberate further on the subject of unemployment. How every political party plans to address this burning issue will be seen in the coming months.