Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, an aspiring flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has sent a warm message to Ghanaian workers in commemoration of this year’s International Labor Day celebrations. The statement, released on April 30, 2023, expressed his appreciation for the workers’ hard work and contribution to nation-building. Dr. Afriyie Akoto also expressed his trust in the potential of the Ghanaian workforce to advance the development of the nation.
International Labor Day, also known as May Day, is celebrated every year on May 1. The holiday is observed in recognition of the struggles and gains made by workers and the labor movement. It is also celebrated to raise awareness about the rights and opportunities that every laborer should receive for their welfare and betterment. The day has been declared a statutory public holiday in Ghana by the Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery.
The President of the Republic of Ghana is expected to address thousands of Ghanaian workers in Bolgatanga, the capital of the Upper East Region, to mark the day. The occasion is an opportunity for the President and other government officials to acknowledge the contributions of Ghanaian workers to the economic growth and stability of the country.
Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, who served as the Minister of Food and Agriculture in the past, recognizes the importance of Ghanaian workers and their contribution to the nation’s development. In his statement, he congratulated the workers for their hard work and wished them well in the years ahead. He also urged the workers to continue to work hard to improve their lives and the lives of their families.
The message from Dr. Afriyie Akoto is a reminder that the Ghanaian workforce is an essential component of the nation’s development. Their hard work and dedication are critical to the success of the nation. As Ghana continues to work towards its development goals, it is essential to recognize the contribution of workers and provide them with the necessary support and opportunities to excel. The government and private sector must work together to create an enabling environment that supports the growth and development of the Ghanaian workforce.