The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations stated that Ghana’s youth are guaranteed employment this year if the informal sector is adequately supported by the public sector through a variety of reforms, policies, and programs.
Bright Wereko-Brobby, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, claims that Precision Quality integrates young people into the artisanal sector and trains them to meet industrial standards in the workplace to guarantee high-quality service and client satisfaction.
Numerous interventions have been implemented by the Ghanaian government to promote economic stability, transform the economy, and provide employment opportunities for the unemployed, particularly youth.
Planting for Food and Jobs, One District, One Factory, and the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) are among them. The government has also implemented a number of other interventions over the years.
Through the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA), the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations has implemented national sensitization and awareness programs to inform people working in the informal sector about the significance and advantages of contributing to a pension scheme for long-term financial security.
The Deputy Minister mentioned in his address to members of academia, businesspeople, artisans, and fashion designers that the Design Technology Institute (DTI) worked with the Ministry on their Third National Precision Quality Anniversary, which was called “the Precision Quality Policy Framework: a foundation for system transformation and industrial transformation.
According to him, the informal economy serves as a safety net for the formal economy by enabling the unemployed and underemployed to find work or start their own businesses, thereby increasing income and reducing poverty.
Hon. Wereko Brobby said that the NDPC and other relevant stakeholders helped create the Precision Quality Framework.
He also said that Cabinet approved the President’s National Quality Policy, and Parliament approved Act 1078, the Ghana Standards Authority Act, to support standardization and certification, including the certification of Precision Quality products, processes, and services.
According to the explanation, the government has carried out a number of interventions with the goals of restoring economic stability, transforming the economy, and creating employment opportunities for the unemployed, particularly youth.
These are some: Planting for Food and Jobs, One District, One Factory, the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) and stimulus packages for well-to-do industries There are also national programs to educate people in the informal sector about the significance and advantages of contributing to a pension scheme for a long-term livelihood.
The Deputy Minister came to the conclusion that the adoption of Precision Quality, which was approved by Cabinet as the National Quality Policy, would increase the quality of local products to meet international standards and add value to the Ghanaian labor force.