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MInistry Of Employment Pledges To Improve The Labour Market

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The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations has assured that it will invest in policies that will improve the labour market.

According to the Deputy Minister, Bright Wireko Brobbey, his outfit is committed to providing job opportunities and entrepreneurial skills, especially during these trying times of Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking at the hybrid edition of the Ghana Job Fair 2021 organised by German Development Corporation, GIZ, Mr. Wireko-Brobbey said government is poised to strengthen the monetary structures of the labour market to ensure regular income for both employer and employee.

“It is interesting to know that since inception, over 7000 people have participated in this job fair. About 1,455 job vacancies have been declared so far and over 380 placements have also been secured. Despite the results of the programme, I wish to suggest that we do evaluation to ascertain its impact over the last three years, and how it has contributed in addressing youth unemployment and regular migration.”

Mr. Wireko-Brobbey also called on the private sector to partner with government to help achieve President Akufo-Addo’s goal of providing one million jobs in a few years to come.

“In order to consolidate the gains of the implementation of previous job creation interventions, the president, a couple of weeks ago, reiterated his resolve in targeting one million jobs in a couple of years to come. In view of this, the relevant institutions are working feverishly to get the work done.”

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“It is an inevitable truth that government cannot do it all alone and definitely requires support from individuals and organisations,” he said.

Head of Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration, Benjamin Woesten, highlighted innovation as a major factor to succeed in the working space.

“The lesson over the past three years is that; be innovative, adapt to circumstances and you will succeed. Overall, the job fairs that we have organized have had over 7,000 participants and for this hybrid edition, we currently have over 3,000 registrants,” he stated.

The Ghana Job Fair 2021 was organized by the Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration in collaboration with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and the German Industry and Commerce in Ghana.

The job fair will connect employers and job seekers to help tackle the rising unemployment.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kwame A Plus Blames President Akufo-Addo’s ‘Under Performance’ Partly On His Age

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Kwame A Plus Blames President Akufo-Addo's 'Under Performance' Partly On His Age

Controversial Political activist and businessman, Kwame Asare Obeng popularly called Kwame A-Plus has rated the performance of the president as poor claiming his age has affected his ability to govern the country effectively, giving him 20%.

Berla Mundi shared a tweet of what A-Plus supposedly said on TV3’s NewDay about the president’s performance in the last 5yrs saying his age has affected his ability to govern the country effectively.

According to the post, Kwame A-Plus gave the president’s performance  20% and he thinks he’s overwhelmed, and his age has affected his ability to govern the country effectively which has turned him into a pastor now as he’s more lenient than he used to be.

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To A-Plus going by the post Berla Mundi made, the president has become soft and not able to govern the country effectively because he’s overwhelmed and his age is also playing a very vital role in his inefficiency.

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We Can’t Continue To Borrow; E-Levy Is Our Only Option – Ursula Owusu

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E-levy Saga: If You Send MoMo More Than GHS 100, You're Not Poor - Ursula Owusu

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications and Digitization, believes Ghana cannot keep begging or borrowing to finance its growth.

As a result, she claims the only way to increase income is to collect the 1.75 percent E-tax on financial transactions.

She said the E-levy would offer Ghana the much-needed resources to carry out its various developmental initiatives during a government town hall gathering in Koforidua, Eastern Region.

The cash must be created domestically or we must borrow, and we cannot continue to borrow to support our progress.

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“To achieve Ghana beyond assistance, we must all support the e-levy and contribute to national development,” she stated.

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful cautioned that continuing to borrow from donors might rob Ghana of its independence and autonomy.

“Donors will control our growth speed as long as we are reliant on them,” she envisaged.

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Fmr Prez John Mahama To Launch Atta Mills Memorial Heritage

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Fmr Prez John Mahama To Launch Atta Mills Memorial Heritage

Former President John Mahama is set to launch a memorial heritage in honour of late former President John Evans Atta Mills.

The establishment named John Evans Atta Mills (JEAM) Memorial
Heritage was announced by a group of academics, professional colleagues, students, family and appointees of the former President.

The launch has been scheduled to take place at the Cedi Conference Centre, the University of Ghana on February 1, 2022.

The Memorial Heritage is a non-profit, independent, non-partisan organization anchored in Professor Mills’ passion and commitment to inclusivity, transparency, accountability, and his relentless quest for peace and a better society.

It will be chaired by Nana Kobina Nketsia V, Paramount Chief of the Essikado Traditional Area in the Western Region.

Senior Economist and elder statesman, Mr Kwame Pianim, is also expected to deliver the main speech at the launch themed The man John Evans Atta Mills – 10 years on.

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There will be thematic presentations by Professor Akua Kuenyehia, former President of the International Criminal Court, the Hague, Professor Francis Dodoo, a former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana and four-time Olympian.

Dr Esther Ofei-Aboagye, a former Director of the Institute of Local Government Studies will also be present.

These were contained in a statement signed by a former Health Minister, Alexander Segbefia which

A group of academics, professional colleagues, students, family and appointees of President John
Evans Atta Mills today announced the establishment.

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