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General News Wed, 1 May 2019

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Thousands have gathered at the Black Star Square as the country observes the May Day.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is expected to deliver a speech after TUC Secretary General’s.

This year’s event is being held on the theme: “Sustainable Pensions for All - The Role of Social Partners”. According to Susie Afua Adoboe, Vice Chairman of the National May Day Planning Committee, the theme was carefully chosen because “pension affects every worker from the day you go to work”.

“If you have good health and you are going to work you do not have a problem but if you go on retirement that is where the reality would dawn on you and so we want the government to pay attention to the demands of all workers,” she explained.

At about 7am, workers from 35 organised labour unions converged at the Obra Spot, Kwame Nkrumah Interchange to embark on a procession to the Black Star Square for the commemoration of the May Day.

They walked from Circle through Farrar Avenue, the TUC Headquarters traffic lights, towards the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO), the Polo Grounds before moving to the Black Star Square.

This year’s celebration of the May Day which is also known as International Workers Day, will hit its 211th anniversary.

Watch the celebration below

Source: www.Ghanaweb.com
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