The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations has assured that it will invest in policies that will improve the labour market.

According to the Deputy Minister, Bright Wireko Brobbey, his outfit is committed to providing job opportunities and entrepreneurial skills, especially during these trying times of Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking at the hybrid edition of the Ghana Job Fair 2021 organised by German Development Corporation, GIZ, Mr. Wireko-Brobbey said government is poised to strengthen the monetary structures of the labour market to ensure regular income for both employer and employee.

“It is interesting to know that since inception, over 7000 people have participated in this job fair. About 1,455 job vacancies have been declared so far and over 380 placements have also been secured. Despite the results of the programme, I wish to suggest that we do evaluation to ascertain its impact over the last three years, and how it has contributed in addressing youth unemployment and regular migration.”

Mr. Wireko-Brobbey also called on the private sector to partner with government to help achieve President Akufo-Addo’s goal of providing one million jobs in a few years to come.

“In order to consolidate the gains of the implementation of previous job creation interventions, the president, a couple of weeks ago, reiterated his resolve in targeting one million jobs in a couple of years to come. In view of this, the relevant institutions are working feverishly to get the work done.”

“It is an inevitable truth that government cannot do it all alone and definitely requires support from individuals and organisations,” he said.

Head of Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration, Benjamin Woesten, highlighted innovation as a major factor to succeed in the working space.

“The lesson over the past three years is that; be innovative, adapt to circumstances and you will succeed. Overall, the job fairs that we have organized have had over 7,000 participants and for this hybrid edition, we currently have over 3,000 registrants,” he stated. 

The Ghana Job Fair 2021 was organized by the Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration in collaboration with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and the German Industry and Commerce in Ghana.

The job fair will connect employers and job seekers to help tackle the rising unemployment.

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