Public Sector Workers Salary Increment Has Not Been Frozen – Akufo-Addo Tells TUC

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President Akuffo Addo in a delegate conference of the TUC in Kumasi has assured the TUC of salary increment after the economy bounds backs

Speaking at the 11th quadrennial delegates’ congress of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) at Ejisu in the Ashanti Region on Tuesday, 23 March 2021 on the theme: ’75 years of TUC: Building a stronger union in a challenging world of work’, the President said: “Let me reiterate: the salary increment for public sector workers has not been frozen for the next four years”.

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He stated that “the truth of the matter is that we are not in normal times and I appeal to all Ghanaians, including organised labour, to assist the government in this endeavour to have rebuild our public finances and economy”.

He however continued that, We need to mobilise additional resources to cater for the new challenges confronting us while meeting other statutory requirements”.“I, therefore, urge all Ghanaian workers, to bear with the government in these unusual and rather challenging times. I’m confident that sooner, rather than later, and together we can create the happy, progressive and prosperous nation we all desire”.

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“COVID-19 resulted in a drastic slowdown in economic activity and a huge drop in domestic revenue combined with the sharp and [unparalleled] hike in COVID-19-related expenditure”. “In sum, this unprecedented crisis, led to a sudden shortfall in government revenues amounting to some GHS13.6 billion and an unexpected and unavoidable rise in expenditure of some GHS11.7 billion”,