Dr. Anthony Yaw Baah, the General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress, has called on the government to reduce expenditure on non-essential spending. According to the TUC, diverting funds from non-essential projects to more productive ventures will help improve the current economic downturn and generate employment and revenue.
Speaking at the May Day celebration parade in Bolgatanga, Dr. Baah urged the government to halt spending on non-essential projects such as the National Cathedral. He suggested that converting the project to a national hospital would be more beneficial for the country.
Dr. Baah emphasized that the government must take action to lead Ghana out of its current crisis. He highlighted that the president’s desire to create a Notre Dame-like attraction in Ghana was not the solution. Instead, he urged the government to convert the project into a national hospital, which would serve a more pressing need.
The TUC General Secretary also called on the government to reduce the size of its administration to save costs. According to him, Ghana has too many ministers and deputy ministers, and the government could save money by cutting down on its size.
The theme for this year’s May Day celebration is “Protecting incomes and pensions in an era of economic crisis: Our responsibility.” The TUC believes that cutting down on non-essential expenditure is one way to protect workers’ incomes and pensions during this economic downturn.
For the most part, Dr. Baah’s message was clear: the government must prioritize spending on productive ventures that generate employment and revenue. The TUC’s call for the government to cut down on non-essential spending and reduce the size of its administration is timely and essential for Ghana’s economic recovery.
Source: Ghana News Agency