Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, Employment, and Labour Relations Minister, says that millions of jobs have been created since the Nana Addo administration assumed office in 2017.
He said this at the launch of the 2022 Ghana Job Fair in Sunyani, adding that the jobs were white color and informal jobs, as well as full-time and part-time jobs, and all these jobs were created through many of the government’s interventions. He said
“An analysis of data assembled by the ministry from the inputs of various Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, as well as the government’s flagship programs, indicates that an estimated 5,306,899 jobs were created by the government between 2017 and 2021”, he stated.
The sector minister said the government will continue to do more to sustain such employment opportunities.
“That is jobs that guarantee adequate income security, social security, provide adequate social protection, protect and promote the rights of workers, encourage unionization and promote social dialogue”.
“If for nothing at all, we should strive to secure the welfare and wellbeing of vulnerable workers in pursuit of the green agenda. Otherwise, the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development may not be attainable”, the Minister assured.
The Ghana Job Fair 2022, Green Edition, opened in Sunyani, Bono Region, on the theme: “Connecting talents and opportunities.”
The job fair is being organized by the Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration, and Reintegration, in partnership with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, among other partners.