President Akufo-Addo Inaugurates Social Partnership Council
The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has inaugurated the Social Partnership Council, which represents a partnership for economic and social development between Government, Organised Labour, and Employers, at a brief ceremony at Jubilee House.
It will be recalled that on 18th April, 2019, Government signed a landmark social partnership agreement with Organised Labour, represented by the Trades Union Congress, Employers, represented by the Ghana Employers’ Association, and Government, represented by the Ministries of Finance and Employment and Labour Relations. The social partnership, which is going to be overseen by this Council, provides a platform for reaching national consensus on transformation and development issues.
Speaking at the inauguration, President Akufo-Addo noted that the Social Partnership Council “provides a mechanism for building a sense of cohesion, trust, and self-management through frank and open discussions about mutual sacrifices and contributions from all stakeholders to champion the cause of Ghana’s development.”
The President commended organized labour and employers for their willingness to forge a stronger partnership with Government to accelerate national development, and warmly applauded them for their sense of patriotism.
He noted that the social partnership will be a key institutional pillar towards realizing the government’s vision of moving Ghana to a situation beyond aid.
The President reiterated that countries that have successfully transformed their economies, and brought prosperity to their people, have invariably been anchored on a strong partnership between Government, Labour and Employers.
He further indicated that social partnership is a very important institutional mechanism to help Ghana achieve full economic stability.
“This relationship is aimed at maintaining industrial peace, promoting productivity growth, engendering national economic competitiveness, and ensuring shared prosperity. This is exactly what we seek to do in Ghana,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo wished the Council the very best in their work, and looked forward to meeting them from time to time to review their progress, and exchange ideas.