Salaries of public sector workers went up by 10% this year, President Nana Akufo-Addo has said in his third state of the nation address to parliament on Thursday, 21 February 2019.
Nana Akufo-Addo said: “Workers in the public sector began the year on a good note after receiving a 10% increase in their salaries on top of the 11% increase of 2018.
“41,000 workers in the informal sector were also enrolled onto Tier three pension schemes with pensioners seeing an average increase of 11% in their monthly pension schemes with the lowest income brackets receiving a 14.7% increment.”
He further disclosed that, his government is set to construct ten new Technical and Vocational Institutes.
This move the President believes will help young people in the Country to acquire skill so they reach their full potential.
“Poverty should not be an excuse for any Ghanaian child not to reach their potential. Young people ought to have options on their career paths so construction of 10 new TVET centres will take place this year. This will help Ghanaian youth to acquire skills to put them at par with their peers in other part of the world.” – he said.
According to him, his government is set to create efforts to make education in Ghana of the best quality and fit for the 21st century”