The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) Ghana has expressed concern about aspects of the 2023 Budget Statement which the union believes had not only no point for the government but is inimical to the social economic interest of workers and Ghanaians in general.
The Union said that high rates of unemployment are a serious challenge to the country and require government’s deliberate policy in total commitment to addressing it.
It said resultant unemployment from government employment freezes in the civil and public service will have a negative ripple effect on the economy.
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A statement signed by the ICU -Ghana General Secretary, Morgan Ayawine describes the government’s decision as a recipe to derail the fight against unemployment which has risen to an all-time level.
It said the ramifications of unemployment in the economy are wide and varied and a potent invitation of social vices, especially among the youth.