770,000 workers wages impacted in 2020 due to Covid-19 outbreak in Ghana

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President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that many Ghanaians had their wages and salaries impacted by the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country.

Speaking during the State of the Nation Address yesterday, the President said that about seven hundred and seventy thousand (770,000) workers had their wages reduced due to Covid-19.

According to him the data was from a survey which was conducted using the COVID-19 Business Tracker by the Ghana Statistical Service and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank.

The President in his speech said;

According to the COVID-19 Business Tracker survey, conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to job losses, with many Ghanaian businesses and firms being forced to cut costs by reducing staff hours, cutting wages, and, in some cases, laying off workers.

This survey, again, showed that about seven hundred and seventy thousand (770,000) workers had their wages reduced, and about forty-two thousand (42,000) employees were laid off during the three-week partial lockdown imposed on the Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Areas and their contiguous districts, Tema and Kasoa.

Government, however, succeeded in protecting the jobs and incomes of all public sector workers.

SOURCE : Talkingdrum.com.gh

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