About 2849 jobs, representing 24% of job losses, have been restored after the ease of COVID-19 restrictions.
This follows an interview of about 40,040 people in a survey regarding the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on their jobs.
11,657 of the interviewees said they lost their jobs.
According to the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour Awauah, there has been a drop of 4.5% in unemployment rate since coronavirus restrictions was eased. This is based on data from the Ghana Statistical Service.
Taking his turn at the “Meet the Press Series” today, he revealed that a National Employment Scheme will be implemented to deal with employment issues in the future, should such crisis hit the country or the world at large.
Mr. Baffour-Awuah also hinted that a Tripartite Technical Committee will be established to oversee the implementation of labour policies.
He lauded President Akufo-Addo on measures put in place in mitigating the crisis, and emphasized that the coronavirus has taught Ghanaians how to withstand economic shocks, particularly matters relating to employment.