President Nana Akufo-Addo has expreesed gratefulness to organized labour for agreeing the 15 percent payment of the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA).
Speaking at the delegates conference of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday July 16, he assured workers that the NPP government has and will continue to have their interest at heart.
He maintains that the agreement which has subsequently led to the suspension of the industrial action by the labour unions is proof that, government places value on the interest of the Ghanaian worker.
“I want to say big thanks to organized labour for reaching this agreement. Because it then demonstrates also the concerns our party has, always had and will continue to have for the concerns of the workers and the people of Ghana”, he said.
President Akufo-Addo parted government on its shoulder for not cutting workers’ salaries during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, thereby ensuring job security during the period.
“During the pandemic, at the height of the pandemic, people had to stay at home; no single worker in the public sector was dismissed, no salary cuts were visited on the workers in the public sector.”
“On the contrary, not only were they paid in full, they also had their jobs protected, we went further to make it possible to organize free water free electricity, for the ordinary people of our country. That is the measure of the concern of the New Patriotic Party for working people in our country,” he said.