Chinese engineer Zhang Qingchun (L2) and Kenyan workers work at the Mombasa West Station. [People's Daily]
Chinese engineer Zhang Qingchun (L2) and Kenyan workers work at the Mombasa West Station. [People's Daily]

Forty (40) civil servants in the Western Region have been recognized with awards for hard work and dedication to duty.

They received television sets, table top refrigerators and plaque and formed part of the activities that marked the May Day celebration in the area.

“Sustainable Development Goals and decent work: the role of the social partners”, was the theme chosen for this year’s event.

Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, the Regional Minister, said creating jobs for the people was at the heart of the thinking and everything that the government had been doing.

Unemployment, he noted, was an affront to the dignity of any individual and that was why initiatives including ‘planting for food and jobs’, one district, one factory’ and the ‘nation builders corps’ had been rolled out.

He rallied everybody to support the vision of putting ‘Ghana beyond aid’ and said this could be done.

Ghanaians needed to take charge of their own destiny, to end the over-reliance on donors.

Dr. Afriyie said the region had been blessed with natural and mineral resources, which could be efficiently harnessed to bring development not only to the area but the entire nation.

The Regional Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Samuel K. Dughan, reminded workers to eschew poor bad work habits – lateness to work, laziness and indiscipline.

They should be productive – work to earn their salaries.

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