Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan, has appealed to Ghanaian workers to avoid labour unrest in order to build a strong country, promising the government will do its part in that regard.
Addressing workers in the region during a May Day parade Monday, Mr Duncan underscored the need for workers to take personal interest in their jobs, arguing that its survival or otherwise will have effect on their lives.
“When our work survive, we also survive. It must not be that I am here to do some job to take my salary or to take my wage. It must be in your interest to also ensure that the work you are doing also survives because when that work survives it guarantees your survival,” he stated.
He assured that the government would be “proactive on matters that affecting labour so there will be industrial harmony” He said it was important that workers respect Ghana’s labour laws, particularly those relating to working hours, adding “work eight hours as by law establish and by so doing, it will help government to also put more effort to support us”.
The regional minister said the Akufo-Addo led government would help the country’s labour unions to transform Ghana’s economy in order to create jobs for the youth. Mr Duncan also urged organised labour to join in the fight against illegal mining which has caused devastation to the country’s water bodies, forest covers and farms among others.
“We as workers must be united to support the government to fight this illegal mining thing. I wish to see a united voice at the labour front against galamsey.