We are committed to workers’ welfare-President Akufo-Addo

Ghana News–The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has intimated his government’s commitment to ensuring the Ghanaian worker is treated well at all times.

According to him, the right conditions of work coupled with better salaries are two most essential elements in having a motivated labour force.

The government, he noted is therefore resolved to ensuring its workers are given the right remuneration.
Speaking at this year’s  workers Day, the President pledged to ensure the right conditions are created for workers to work.

The NPP government, the President hinted is carefully rolling out policies and initiatives aimed at resourcing workers to give off their best.

The acquisition of loans and funds are part of this strategy to ensure the worker is not disadvantaged at any time at work  the President stated.

The provsion of right incentives, the president noted is necessary to engender confidence in the labour force.
A well motivated workforce, he reiterated is the panacea to achieving rapid economic growth.

Earlier on in the day, Dr Yaw Baah, Secretary-General of the TUC urged the government to accelerate processes to ensuring more jobs are created in the public sector.

This, he noted will help reduce the unacceptable unemployment rate in the country.

He called for the right salary to be paid to Ghanaian workers to ensure they give off their best to help in nation building.

Better working conditions, Dr Baah noted should be a priority of government to ensure the security of the Ghanaian worker.

Earlier on in the day, the President launched the nation builders corps at a ceremony at the Kwame Nkrumah Science and Technology.

This initiative, the President noted has seven modules that has the potential of creating about 100, 000 additional jobs for the Ghanaian unemployed diploma holder or university graduate.

He urged the public, particularly diploma and degree holders who are still at home to take advantage of the initiative and enroll in the three year training programme so as to ensure they become useful after school.

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