Coronavirus: Support Vulnerable Workers, Ailing Businesses – GFL Urges Gov’t

The Ghana Federation of Labour (GFL) has appealed to President Nana Akufo-Addo to put up pragmatic measures to support local businesses in the wake of the Coronavirus virus outbreak.

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have shot to 132 with 3 deaths, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

Reacting to the outbreak of the Coronavirus and it’s effects on jobs in the country, GFL General Secretary, Mr. Abraham Koomson, in a statement commended the government for intensifying efforts to control the spread of the virus in the past week.

Mr Koomson further urged President Akufo-Addo to elevate the government’s COVID-19 committee to a “Crisis Committee to include other key stakeholders within and without to explore all available options or scenarios.”

” The rate at which the disease is spreading with projections of even higher numbers is scary and the GFL requests Government guarantees similar to what other countries are implementing to cushion businesses, employees to save the nation from grinding to a halt,” the statement added.

Below is the GFL statement.



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