Mr Joseph Kevin Katende, Africa Regional Secretary for the International Transport Workers? Federation (ITF) has said ITF would support the National Coordinating Committee of ITF of Ghana to function again after years of inactivity.

He said he was in the country to interact with the Union to find out what could be done to help revive it.

Mr Katende made this known when he paid a courtesy call on Nii Armah Ashietey, Minister for Employment and Labour Relation in Accra

He said The ITF?s role was to support its member trade unions and find ways of defending the interests of transport workers in the global economy of which Ghana was one.

The Regional Secretary said the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relation had a major role to play in and called on the Minister to support it in that direction.

The Sector Minster, Nii Armah Ashietey promised to help the Union to work effectively in Ghana and to also ensure that members became knowledgeable.

He said the ITF must assist its members in Ghana by giving them the necessary training through workshops that would improve their skills.

The Ministry has the mandate to coordinate employment activities to make sure there was industrial peace among workers, he said, and urged transport Unions to work hard for the betterment of the country since transportation was crucial in national development. GNA

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