The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has been told by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that the Labour Act will be reviewed and a legislative framework constructed to protect all categories of employees.
Mr. Akufo-Add gave the assurance while speaking at the Koforidua Labor Conference’s opening ceremony on Monday, February 28.
“Let me respond to the Secretary General of the Trades Union Congress by saying that I recognize the importance of completing the review of the Labour Act and erecting a legal framework that will protect all categories of workers and enable government programs to have a positive impact on the working people’s condition of life in our country,” he said.
“One of them, and possibly the most interesting, is the 10 billion cedis YouStart program, which aims to alleviate the country’s youth unemployment. The government has provided financial and technical assistance to young entrepreneurs in the country in order to help them grow economically viable firms and create jobs for other young people.
“In effect, it will serve as a vehicle for assisting young entrepreneurs in obtaining capital, training, technical skills, and mentoring in order to help them launch and grow their businesses.”
“I therefore appeal to all Ghanaians, particularly organized labor and the business community, to stand shoulder to shoulder with my government as we work to restore our country’s progress and prosperity within the confines of our open democratic institutions, which respect human rights, the rule of law, and the principle of democratic accountability.” I am a firm believer in our country’s potential; I am confident that we have the ability to rise up and resurrect our fortunes. Ghana has better days ahead of it.”