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I will increase workers’ salaries by cutting government expenditure – Bawumia tells TUC –

The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has assured Leadership of the Trades Union Congress that he will reduce government expenditure and use proceeds to increase the salaries of workers.

Dr Bawumia gave the assurance during an interaction with the leadership of TUC in Accra on May 29, 2024.

“I am very key on reducing government expenditure so that the fiscal space will be created to increase in the salaries of workers,” he assured.

The engagement between the TUC and the Vice President was to allow him to solicit the views of the TUC to fashion out his manifesto.

During the interaction, Dr Bawumia emphasised on plans to roll out initiatives to support industries.

He recalled the complaints by industry leaders and workers about high utility tariffs.

assured of importing solar panels to boost the power demand of the country.

“When we talk about two thousand megawatts we are talking about a whole lot of solar panels, so Ghana should not just import solar panels, the technology exists for us to manufacture solar panels in Ghana,” he said.

The Secretary General of the TUC, Dr Yaw Baah pledged their commitment to partner with the next government in its policies in the areas of job creation.

“We think that the Bank of Ghana should stop it’s over reliance on inflation targeting and focus more on job creation, because the BoG has a major role to play,” he said.

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