Unemployment could trigger extremism in Ghana — study reveals

A new study by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) says high unemployment rate, particularly among the youth puts Ghana at risk to the threat of violent extremism.

According to the study, unemployed youth were the segment of the population highly susceptible to be recruited to perpetrate acts of violence, while political actors were perceived to be the main sponsors of violent extremism.

This was contained in the 2021 NCCE report on the risk and threat analysis of violent extremism in 10 border regions of the country.

Atiewin Mbillah-Lawson reports from Accra.

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