The recent increase in the national daily minimum wage has generated mixed reactions from Ghanaians.
The 2021 National Daily Minimum Wage has gone up by 6 percent to GHS12.53 effective Friday, June 4, 2021, from the GHS11.82 that took effect on January 1, 2020.
The wage, which is usually reviewed annually, is in pursuance of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651) section 113 (1) (a), and comes after concluded negotiations by the National Tripartite Committee on its determination.
The new wage was put together taking into account the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the national economy, cost of living, sustainability of businesses and the desirability of attaining high level of employment.
The Tripartite Committee also concluded on the 2022 National Daily Minimum Wage, pegging it at GHc13.53, and it will take effect on January 1, 2022.
Interactions with some Ghanaians in the Ministries’ enclave in Accra proved most of them were unhappy with the reviewed figure.
They opined that the six percent increment was still not enough to fully take care of an individual’s needs.
Other Ghanaians, however, commended the government for the six percent increment.
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