The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has congratulated Ghanaians on the success of the general elections.
A statement signed by the TUC Secretary General, Dr. Yaw Baah, said that Ghanaians demonstrated they were politically mature and cherished the peace and democracy of the country.
The Union also congratulated Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President-elect and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on their electoral victory.
‘The TUC and Organised Labour stand ready to work with the new administration to ensure that the economy of Ghana continues on a path of growth and that the interest of workers and their families are fully protected’, the statement said.
The TUC said, it would work together with the new government to ensure that the most vulnerable groups in society and in the labour market were well protected, including people with disability, domestic workers, informal economy workers, women and young workers.
The TUC also praised President John Dramani Mahama for demonstrating that he was a man of peace, noting his timely concession to electoral defeat has kept the peace that the nation was enjoying.
“We noted that in your concession speech, you acknowledged the contribution of Organised Labour to the development of Ghana, during your administration; we appreciate that very much”, the statement said.
The Union assured it would work with the new administration to build on what it achieved especially in the implementation of the single spine pay policy and the three tier pension system.
The Union also lauded the Electoral Commission staff, the National Peace Council, the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers, Civic Forum Initiative, Institute of Democratic Governance, Institute of Economic Affairs and foreign observers who contributed to a successful election and peace and stability in Ghana.
The TUC thanked the security agencies for ensuring peace during the elections, saying they have made the nation proud.
All the security agencies, the statement said, deserve to be rewarded handsomely for their commitment and dedication to duty.
By Times Reporter