President Nana Akufo-Addo has praised his administration’s record for industrial peace, claiming that there have been few strikes compared to other administrations The president praised his Employment and Labour Relations Minister, Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, for this achievement His comment on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, follows a decision by members of CLOSSAG to call off their strike over the political neutrality allowance PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see YEN.com.gh News on your News Feed! President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo has claimed that under his presidency, industrial peace, that is when employees don’t engage in strikes and other agitations, has been the best Ghana has seen.
Speaking on Wednesday, 18 May 2022, when a delegation from the Bono Regional House of Chiefs to the Jubilee House visited him at the Jubilee House, the president said the many strikes during his six-year presidency were inevitable.
According to a report by Class News, the president also said Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, has been instrumental in the industrial peace Ghana has enjoyed under his administration.
CLOSSAG called off the strike on Monday, May 16, 2022, after getting the government to agree to pay them a 20% “political neutrality” allowance. The strike began on April 21, 2022, and brought the business of government Ministries, Departments and Agencies to a halt. Executive Secretary of CLOGSAG, Isaac Bampoe, said when the public workers were resuming work that they may start another industrial action if the government fails to fulfil its part of the bargain.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported that Ghana’s Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Abu Jinapor, has said Nana Akufo-Addo’s government was only following been following a plan started under John Mahama’s government to redevelop the Achimota forest.