The Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA) has commended Organised Labour and all workers of Ghana for their immense and invaluable contribution towards the promotion, sustenance and development of the socio-economic wellbeing of the Ghanaian.
‘’The monumental sacrifices made by the working people of Ghana towards nation building and national progress are highly commended.
A statement signed by Mr Alex Frimpong, the Chief Executive Officer of GEA and copied to the Ghana News Agency has indicated.
The statement said the theme “Ghana @ 60: Mobilising Ghana’s Future through the creation of Decent Jobs’’ could not have been chosen at a better time when the clarion call by Ghanaians was about creating jobs for the growing number of unemployed citizens especially the youth.
“Unemployment is increasingly that sustainable, pragmatic and realistic policies that would be adopted and implemented to create the needed jobs.
“It is the firm belief of GEA that employment creation and by extension economic development cannot be successful in an atmosphere of industrial unrest, disagreements and misunderstanding at both the enterprise and national levels.
The social partners therefore have to deepen the culture of dialogue and consultations in our collective desire to build a harmonious industrial relations environment which is a prerequisite for investment attraction into the country.
“There must be mutual respect for the rights of workers and employers thorough education and sensitisation of the social partners’’, the statement said.
It said employers are equally of the conviction that the Ghanaian workplace 60 years ago had seen significant transformation due to a host of factors including; demographic changes, technological developments as well as changing consumer needs, tastes and preferences.
“The new workplace would therefore require a new orientation, new attitude and a renewal of our minds to complement efforts of employers to improve productivity, human resource development, national competitiveness and prosperity.
“Once again on behalf of all employers in Ghana, the GEA would like to express its sincerest appreciation to the gallant workers of Ghana for their unflinching support for enterprise sustainability, national socio-economic development, the building of a resilient national economy and robust democratic culture that would rekindle hope for a prosperous Ghana’’, the statement said