Dumsor caused about 13,000 job cuts – Employers Association

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The Ghana Employers Associations has confirmed that close to 13,000 workers have been sacked in the last four months.

According to employers, the situation can be solely blamed on the
ongoing power crisis and the resultant increase in the cost of

Industry is currently reeling from the power crisis after the sector
was roped into the load-rationing schedule at the beginning of the year.

Speaking at the National Job summit, the 1st Vice President of the
Ghana Employers Association, Dr.Yaw Adu Gyamfi, said the country is
gradually losing the fight against unemployment.

“As of January to date, about 12,600 people have lost their jobs due to
the energy deficit,” he disclosed saying that “ If the energy deficit
continues to threaten the economy… investors cannot invest in Ghana.”

He added, “if we continue to be saddled with energy problems,” the cost
of doing business in Ghana will increase and as such government cannot
win the fight against unemployment.

Credit: Citifmonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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