TUC calls for LI to guide appointment of ministers of state


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By
Christopher Tetteh, GNA

Sunyani, Nov. 06, GNA – The Trade Union
Congress (TUC), has called for a legislative Instrument (LI) that would guide
and provide a quota for ministerial appointments for successive governments.

According to the labour union, ministerial
appointments and portfolios under the current government was too much, and
called for the need to down-size them to save the nation

By
Christopher Tetteh, GNA

Sunyani, Nov. 06, GNA – The Trade Union
Congress (TUC), has called for a legislative Instrument (LI) that would guide
and provide a quota for ministerial appointments for successive governments.

According to the labour union, ministerial
appointments and portfolios under the current government was too much, and
called for the need to down-size them to save the national purse.

Mr Alfred Tetteh, the Brong-Ahafo Regional
Chairman of the TUC, made the call at a sensitization meeting on the Taxpayer
Identification Number (TIN) and the Tier three individual pension plans in
Sunyani, organized by the TUC for members of the Sunyani Municipal Council of
Labour.

He explained that the LI would also direct and
guide successive governments from appointing ministers beyond a particular
number, which he recommended should fall at least between 70 and 80
appointments.

Mr Tetteh said some of the Ministries and
Departments ought to be merged so that there would be a composite budget for
them to work with.

He said though government had assured the TUC
it would increase workers salary by 10 percent next year, the increment was
insignificant and rather advocated 15 percent increase.

GNA

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