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TUC: We’re dispapointed with Bawumia’s silence on labour issues in his address

The Trades Union Congress says it is unhappy that the NPP’s 2024 presidential candidate’s address to the nation failed to touch on matters relating to labour

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has expressed disappointment over the failure by Mahamudu Bawumia, the 2024 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), to outline his specific vision for organised labour in his address to the nation on Wednesday (7 February).

Dr Bawumia said he is the best candidate for the leadership of Ghana in the 2024 presidential election as he outlined a raft of measures to deal with Ghana’s challenges.

But reacting to the vice-president’s address, Kwabena Otoo, the director of research and policy at the TUC, told the host of the Asaase Breakfast Show on Thursday (8 February): “It’s very unfortunate that in the 73-page statement, he never mentioned anything about labour.

We were quite unhappy, because we thought labour is one of the strongest political groupings with an economic and social interest. We were quite disappointed that the speech was completely silent on labour,” he told the host of the show, Nana Yaa Mensah.

He added, “I think it is a complete oversight, from our perspective, and it’s an unfortunate oversight. As you know, we are not just organising workers, we are interested in their welfare and their family, and we also have a view on how this country ought to be governed.”

Listen to Kwabena Otoo in the audio clip attached below:


Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra

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