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2nd Quadrennial Youth Congress


Young Workers of the Trades Union Congress - TUC (Ghana) made up of delegates and observers, are holding their 2ND Quadrennial Youth Delegates Congress at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST in Kumasi.

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“Ghana’s economy has been acclaimed to be doing well in the last few decades. The economy continues to register impressive growth rates and last year, our economy registered one of the highest GDP growths in the world. On the basis of these economic growth statistics, Ghana has officially been designated as a lower middle income country. Despite these impressive growth statistics, many Ghanaians are increasingly feeling marginalized.”These formed part of the address delivered by the Secretary General (SG) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC-Ghana), Brother Kofi Asamoah at the TUC/GJA 2012 End of year annual Media Interaction programme at the International Press Centre in Accra.Brother Asamoah lamented the fact that many young people who have been encouraged and who together with their parents invested time and limited resources in education are not getting the jobs that match their skills. He blamed the problem on bad policies, specifically, a national economic policy framework, based on the Washington Consensus, that actually been the bane of the economy.

The policy according to the SG said has been based on managing inflation and growing the economy anyhow regardless of whether the growth created jobs or not. This in the view of the TUC is bad for employment creation. Solving the unemployment problem however must begin with changing the economic paradigm that Ghana has implemented for the past 30 years.  This is for the simple reason that the last 30 years of jobless growth provides powerful testimony of how inflation management and the blind pursuit of growth do not create jobs. Brother Kofi Asamoah also gave the perspectives of the TUC on many other government policies, events and activities that had taken place during the year under review. Welcoming members of the TUC and the GJA to the Centre, the President of the Ghana Journalists Association GJA, Brother Ransford Tetteh, said the days’ programme was the 16th edition of the TUC/GJA End of year media interaction and that showed a strong relationship and the need for it.

He encouraged the traditional unions to make themselves more appealing than they already are in order to see their numbers increase.  Brother Tetteh said he was not sure what would happen to Media Houses whose members of staff are already members of the Public Services Workers Union (PSWU) of the TUC as to whether they would need to leave the PSWU or stay when the Ghana Journalist Association becomes a fully-fledged union.

His fears were however allayed by the Secretary General who said that all those fine details would be neatly ironed out in time for the Ghana Journalist Association before it assumes its union status.

Present at the programme were the Chairman of the TUC, Sister Georgina Opoku Amankwa who chaired the function. Also present were the 1st Vice Chairman, Brother Nyame-Yeboah, Deputy Secretary General, Dr. A. Yaw Baah, some General Secretaries of TUCs’ affiliate Unions and their National Executives Committee members. GJA leadership present included the Vice President, Affail Monney and the General Secretary Bright Blewu.