A National Jobs Summit, scheduled for the 15th and 16th of April, this year, was, yesterday, launched in Accra.


The two-day meeting seeks to provide a platform for engagement with relevant stakeholders, think-tanks and social partners on the avenues of job creation in all sectors of the Ghanaian economy and to share knowledge and best practices on job creation at the national, regional and international levels.

The meeting will also provide the opportunity for key businesses to exhibit their sustainable business ideas in job creation, help in devising good strategies for job creation in the country and help Ghana achieve its goal of reaching full employment by the year 2030.

A key highlight of the summit will be the launch of the National Employment Policy, a document that gives strategic direction for job creation and also spells out the sectoral linkages for effective and efficient co-ordination of job opportunities for all Ghanaians.

About 1,500 local and foreign participants are expected to attend the meeting which is being organized by the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR), under the auspices of Ghana’s President, John Dramani Mahama, and in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The theme for the conference is ‘Inclusive growth through the creation of Productive Employment and Decent Work for all Ghanaians’.

The Deputy Minister for MELR, Hon. Baba Jamal, who addressed the media at the launch, said it was expected that at the end of the summit, ideas generated would inform government’s policy decisions in job creation and create high level links of collaboration with stakeholders to address technically-challenging problems in the area of job creation in Ghana.

Source: ISD (G.D. Zaney)

Created: 09 April 2015
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