The government’s budget will be severely impacted, according to Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta, who has expressed regret over the public employees’ base pay increases by 30%.
Following several discussions with organized labor, the government decided to increase the base salary by 30%.
The group had previously asked for a 60% raise to account for the difficult economic times.
The payout will begin on January 1, 2023, according to Ignatius Baffour Awuah, minister of employment and labor relations.
Speaking to the media, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta noted that despite the budgetary impact of the raise, the government is dedicated to maintaining labor peace.
“This is going to take a toll on the budget, but I am confident that with enhanced productivity and the commitment that we have given to each other, it will ensure that there is peace in this country as we look at pension and labour issues.”
Dr. Isaac Bampoe Addo, executive secretary of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG), promised to cooperate with the government to broaden its tax base in order to promote national development.