Thousands of workers in Ghana are excitedly awaiting the President’s Workers’ Solidarity Address at the Black Star Square, in Accra, following a route march through some principal streets in the city.
The Day is being marked under theme: “Sustainable Pension for All: The Role of Social Partners”.
The President arrived at 1000 hours, however, a windy rain, which started some 40 minutes before the scheduled time, has necessitated the delay to ensure that the address would be heard across the Square.
With their dance music of all sorts and waving placards displaying their messages, which underline Dignity in Labour and the need for Better Working Conditions to promote productivity, most of the workers defied the rain to enjoy their day of rest and solidarity.
The march, which started at about 0700 hours at the Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle through the Farisco, TUC Head Office, the National Theatre and to the Independence Square, was used as education and sensitisation campaign to advise the masses to secure their pensions.
May Day is celebrated across the world for workers to review their conditions in the world of work and forge ahead for productivity.