The Chief Director of the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR), Mr Roland Modey ???has affirmed government?s commitment to the fight against labour.
According to him, the Government of Ghana voluntarily offered itself to be peer reviewed by the ECOAWAS Secretariat on matters relating to the fight against child labour.
Mr Modey explained that government?s decision to subject itself to peer review by fellow countries, was to raise the bar in the fight against Child labour so as to? save? the lives of some unfortunate child? labour victims.
Mr Modey gave the assurance at a day?s seminar on the validation of the Ghana Child Labour Monitoring Systems (GCLMS) tools last Friday at the Media Center of the Accra Sports stadium.
The programme was held under the auspices of the National Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour In Cocoa, (NEPLE), a department under the Ministry of Employment mandated to spearhead the elimination of Child labour in cocoa growing areas.
The acting Chief Director also urged staff and partners ??of the National Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour In Cocoa,(NEPLE)? to intensify the fight against child labour and other activities that ?are inimical to the progress of? children in the country.
He noted that, there must be a paradigm shift in the programme?s activities adding that there must less meetings and more work on the field.
For children to have a better future there is the need to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the fight against labour, Mr Modey further said.
During the seminar, participants were given the opportunity to make suggestions and inputs ??to the GCLMS Monitoring Questionnaire, which will be used on the field.
Participants were drawn from various labour fronts including staff of NEPLE,? COCOBOD, ILO, Ministry of Gender and Social Protection, GAWU, Ghana Statistical Service, ?Cocolife, Anti-Trafficking Unit of the Police Service amongst others.