May Day: Downsize your gov’t, convert National cathedral into hospital – TUC to Akufo-Addo


The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has reiterated its call on President Akufo-Addo to cut expenditure on all non-essential government spending.

The Union believes the current economic downturn can be improved should the government divert funds from non-essential spending towards more productive ventures to generate employment and revenue.

Ashanti Regional Secretary of the TUC Augustine Adongo urged the government to halt spending on non-essentials like the National Cathedral. He suggested that it would serve the country better if the project was converted from a cathedral to a national hospital instead.

“We believe that the government can lead us out of this crisis by cutting expenditure on non-essentials including the need to stop spending our hard-earned revenue on the National Cathedral. It will be better to convert that project into a national hospital”, Adongo said.

He further reiterated calls for the government to reduce its size to save costs.

“[The President] can also reduce the size of your government. Ghana has too many ministers and deputy ministers.”

This year’s May Day celebration is on the theme; “Protecting incomes and pensions in an era of economic crisis: Our responsibility.”


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