Daily minimum wage increments not realistic – Government told

Daily minimum wage increments not realistic – Government told

A girl promoting tomatoes in a market in Dedza, Malawi, alongside the border with Mozambique.

A cross part of formal and casual sector employees in Techiman, Techiman South Municipality of Bono East Region have appealed to the government to elevate the day by day minimum wage past the GhC14.88 from the present GhC13.53.

According to them, the increment which is due to take impact from January 2023 is not realistic due to the sharp improve in costs of products and services.

In a random public interview with the Ghana News Agency in response to the government’s current announcement in regards to the wages increment on Friday, some employees who spoke on situation of anonymity argued that “the increment did not translate well to meet the current inflationary figures of the country..”

Mr. Solomon Awini, a general service provider at the Techiman Central Market said there had been poor patronage of products these days and attributed the scenario to the “no-money syndrome” by employees.

Mr. Awini due to this fact pleaded with government to contemplate the proposed 60 per cent increment on the 2022 base pay by organised labour such because the instructor unions and the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association to “cushion workers a bit”.

Other interviewees together with civil servants, traders and transport operators told the GNA that the increment would not make any affect on the lives of the unusual Ghanaian, including that the best way to enhance their socio-financial lives “is for government to continue to reduce the prices of petroleum products” for discount of transport fares.

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