Employment and Labour Relations Minister Ignatius Baffour-Awuah claims that millions of jobs have been created since the Nana Addo administration took office in 2017.
He stated this at the launch of the 2022 Ghana Job Fair in Sunyani, adding that the jobs were white colour and informal, as well as full-time and part-time and that all of these jobs were created as a result of many government interventions.
“An analysis of data assembled by the ministry from the inputs of various Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, as well as the government’s flagship programmes, indicates that the government created an estimated 5,306,899 jobs between 2017 and 2021,” he said.
The sector minister stated that the government will continue to do more to keep such job opportunities available.
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“These are jobs that provide adequate income security, social security, adequate social protection, protect and promote workers’ rights, encourage unionization, and promote social dialogue.”
“If for nothing else, we should strive to ensure the welfare and well-being of vulnerable workers as we pursue the green agenda.” Otherwise, the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development may not be realized,” the Minister assured.
The Ghana Job Fair 2022, Green Edition, has kicked off in Sunyani, Bono Region, with the theme “Connecting Talents and Opportunities.”
The Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration, and Reintegration is organizing the job fair in collaboration with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, among other partners.
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