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Government to implement National Unemployment Insurance Scheme soon – Ofori Atta


Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta has disclosed that Government is planning on rolling out the National Unemployment Insurance Scheme in the coming days.

He said this while presenting the mid-year budget review in parliament on Thursday 23rd July 2020.

“Mr. Speaker, we are mindful of the fact that some businesses may have to shed some labour in order to survive. In the unlikely event that this happens, Government, through the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR), will collaborate with the Social Partners (Labour and Employers) to establish a National Unemployment Insurance Scheme. The scheme will provide temporary income support to workers that are laid off and also provide them access to re-training to help them take advantage of employment opportunities in new fields” he said.

But the National Democratic Congress, Ghana’s main opposition party is yet to speak on the mid-year budget review a day after the presentation.

Speaking on the sideline of issues trending, the MP for Ningo-Prampram Sam George has, however, described the budget as one without any factuality.

Former Deputy Minister of Finance Cassiel Ato Forson has also stated that the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta only read a manifesto and not a budget because; he couldn’t indicate some vital things Ghanaians need to hear.

By Amos Ekow Coffie  |

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