Trade Unions in Ghana have traditionally been engaged in seeking better wages and improved service conditions for workers.
But General Secretary of the Ghana Mineworkers Union, Prince William Ankrah says there is the need to move beyond this world trade unionism to investments that enhance the financial standing of unionized workers.
The Mineworkers Union presently runs a savings and loans company and wants to invest and operate in real estate and supermarket businesses.
Prince Ankrah says labour must leverage on membership strength to diversify investments for job creation.
He has also encouraged the youth to imbibe employable ideas to survive the current economic environment.
Prince Ankrah is among some Ghanaians who were recently awarded honorary doctorate degrees by Dayspring Christian University, USA.
According to the University, the award is on “the bases of your local and international recognition, philanthropic activities, your pre-eminent leadership in society, helping humanity, your investments in the kingdom of God, continual maintenance of your numerous businesses which have employed and fed many mouths and reducing unemployment in the country. You are also a mentor and a role model to many who you do not know.”
Prince Ankrah says emotional intelligence is critical for the modern day business leaders.
Story by Kofi Adu Domfeh
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