The Trades Union Congress (TUC) says it is hopeful of teamng together with the President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo to build up a strong economy for Ghana.
A press statement released on Sunday December 11 has it that,the TUC has congratulated Ghanaians the Electoral Commision as well as civil society groups for enabling peaceful and free and fair elections and also for showcasing political maturity on December 7.
“We congratulate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the NPP on their electoral victory. The TUC and Organised Labour stand ready to work with the new administration to ensure that the economy of Ghana continues on a path of growth and that the interest of workers and their families are fully protected,” said the general secretary of the TUC, Yaw Baah.
The group further indicated that it is looking forward to to team up with the new administration to ensure that the most vulnerable groups in the society as well as those in the Labour market are well secured, also, those with disabilities, domestic workers, informal economy workers, women and and young workers.
Below is the rest of the TUC statement:
“To H.E. President John Mahama, we say ayekoo! You have demonstrated that you're truly a man of peace. Your timely concession of electoral defeat has kept the peace we are all enjoying today. We noted that in your concession speech you acknowledged the contribution of Organised Labour in the development of Ghana during your administration. We appreciate that very much.
We can assure you that we will work with the new administration to build on what we achieved together especially in the implementation of the single spine pay policy and the three-tier pension system. We wish you very well in all your future endeavours!
“We would like to congratulate the Electoral Commissioners and the staff of the Commission, the Peace Council, Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO), Civic Forum Initiative (CFI), Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), and foreign observers who contributed to a very successful election and peace and stability in Ghana.
“Finally, we would like to thank all the security agencies for ensuring peace in Ghana before, during and after the elections. They have made us proud as workers. All the security agencies deserve to be rewarded handsomely for their commitment and dedication to duty. We believe that together we can push Ghana forward in a positive direction.
“Long Live Ghana.”