Following the announcement of seven percent increment on the base pay of public sector workers for the year 2022, the Deputy Bono Regional NPP Youth Organizer, Mr. Shadrach Abrefa Mensa has commended the president and the employment minister for the good news.
This, going forward, Mr. Shadrach Abrefa Mensa believes will better the means and living standard of public service workers in the country.
Adding that, the salary increment if implemented will go a long way to motivate the youth and all public service workers to give out their best at their various work places to double productivity.
As a reminder, he said, the government last year increased salaries of public sector employees by four percent whiles the country was hit by the deadly pandemic.
Mr. Abrefa Mensa who is also the Bono Regional director of Youth Employment Agency explained that the negative impact of the Covid pandemic on the economy didn’t marginally affect salaries of public service workers in any way.
Speaking on Afeema FM Midday News on Wednesday, he emphasized that not a single public sector worker was laid off due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the country’s public finances.
Mr. Abrefa acknowledged President Akufo-Addo that at the height of the pandemic, his government instituted several measures and interventions to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on lives and livelihoods which the president must be commended for.
“In the peak of the pandemic, the president was able to safeguard the work of every public sector worker. We all know that no salary were cut off neither not a single public service worker was laid off so we must applaud the president for his extraordinary leadership”
According to him, he is confident that sooner, rather than later, and together, public service workers and the entire Ghanaians can create the happy, progressive and prosperous nation we all desire.
Business and economic activities he said, are still in the process of recovering from the ‘undesirable legacy’ of the pandemic.
Going forward, he says, he is optimistic that the implementation of the seven percentage salary increment will witness a smooth running without delayed in salary payment because, he believes that the employment ministry have planned and will monitor keenly to address challenges that may arise.
However, the Deputy youth organizer has urged public service workers to go the extra mile in ensuring productivity in the year 2022, amid Covid-19.
By: Kaakyire Kwasi Afari