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Employment Ministry to guide a nationwide dialogue on the ‘Future of Work’ – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo states he has directed the Minister for Work and Labour Relations to lead a countrywide dialogue on the “Future of Work” to trend out a countrywide method.

He reported the shift is to make sure that “…we are not taken by situations, these as this pandemic, in the long term.”

Talking at a Virtual May Working day celebration on Friday, President Akufo-Addo explained his govt will intensify the implementation of the four-place national strategy on formalisation to aid the identification and provision of aid, relief and stimulus packages to corporations and staff in these tricky occasions.” 

He said, “I also assure organised labour that federal government will go on to deepen its engagement with them, as we check out to mitigate the adverse influence of COVID-19 on the economic climate, enterprises and jobs.”

President Akufo-Addo explained his govt has “put in put a Resilience and Restoration Strategy, hinged on the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme, to aid enterprises and homes, with the overarching goal to guarantee economic activity and sustained livelihoods, and on the one particular billion dollar IMF Rapid Credit score Facility to support close the financing gap that has been established as a outcome of shortfalls in revenues, collectively with unbudgeted, further expenses.” 

The President additional, “Equivalent discussions are ongoing with the World Financial institution to raise more funds, which should really be done before long. I have charged the Ministry of Finance to do the job with the Lender of Ghana to style progressive guidelines and uncover far more means to strengthen the effective sectors of the economic system, notably field and agriculture, and I recognize that the system will soon generate optimistic outcomes.”

Closure of Ghana’s borders

The President also prolonged the closure of the country’s borders by a thirty day period.

He claimed the extension is to help the nation to comprise the coronavirus pandemic which is wreaking havoc throughout the planet.

In outcome, the closure of all the country’s borders – land, air and sea – will be prolonged successful Might 4. The closures will, on the other hand, not apply to items.

He said the extension is to guarantee that there is no risk of importation of coronavirus situations into the region.

Ghana’s coronavirus case count currently stands at 2,074 with 212 recoveries and 17 fatalities.

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