“A Better Ghana has been built before and can be built again with the right tools,” Dr Kwabena Duffour stated.
One of the three National Democratic Congress (NDC) veterans running to be the party’s nominee for president in the 2024 general elections, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, has urged the current administration to uphold the theme of this year’s International Workers’ Day.
Dr. Duffuor added in his message to Ghanaian employees that it is essential that the nation’s authorities set an example for the locals in preparation for the international celebration as the nation joins the rest of the globe in recognizing the achievements of all workers.
The theme for this year’s Workers’ Day in Ghana is “Protecting Incomes and Pensions in an Era of Economic Crisis: Our Responsibility,” and the former Minister of Finance calls on the most influential people in the country to set an example in this regard.
He added urged the administration to prevent the celebration’s theme from becoming empty platitudes.
“Today, workers work and contributions to the development of economies are valued and applauded throughout the world.
“In Ghana, we are celebrating our Day under the theme: ‘Protecting incomes and pensions in the era of economic crisis: Our responsibility.’
“As apt as the theme is, there must be a genuine desire and commitment from the purse managers and policy makers to breathe life into the theme. ‘Responsible’ management of our economy is well reflected in the theme: it must not be just rhetoric,” Dr Duffour stated.
Dr. Kwabena Duffuor also bemoaned the nation’s worsening economic problems.
Ghana’s financial situation has improved in the past, and given the “right tools,” it may do so again.
“In fact, the country is wracked by crises on numerous fronts, and wages and pensions are eroding.