General News of 2014-03-30

Gov’t: More jobs to be created soon

The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations has given the assurance that thousands of jobs will be created following plans to increase trade volumes between Qingdao Municipal of China and Ghana.

The Qingdao Municipal of China is expected to increase its $110 million trade volumes with Ghana.

This comes after the signing of an economic partnership MOU with the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) to explore various investment opportunities in agro business and building construction.

The Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Antwi-Bosiako Sekyere in an interview with Citi News stated that upon careful consideration, “we saw that it was really going to be helpful to both countries.”

He pointed out that Ghana is a lower middle income country “which is emerging and developing. There are several opportunities and we have our own priority areas so when we see people who are interested in such areas, we are happy to help them to appreciate what is there and how they can engage.”

Ghana has recorded high graduate and youth unemployment over the years.

This has forced some graduates to form associations as a means of presenting a unified front to demand jobs from government.

Nevertheless, Mr. Sekyere says his Ministry is keenly interested in the provision of jobs to Ghanaians therefore, investors have to be enlightened on the labour laws of Ghana “and they need to respect our workers.”