GHANA-GERMAN CUTS SOD FOR JOBS, MIGRATION AND REINTEGRATION CENTRE.
On Monday 25th March, 2019, Hon. Ignatius Baffour Awuah, the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations and Dr Stefan Oswald, Director General of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation performed a joint sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of an ultramodern office complex for the operation of the Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration in Accra.
The Centre, which would be constructed behind the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations’ office is being funded by the German Government at a cost of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000).
The collaborative initiative is part of Government’s efforts to fight against the high rate of unemployment in the country, strengthen the decent job creation agenda of the Government of Ghana and also help minimize the issue of migration through unsafe pathways to Germany and other Gulf States.
The Centre under construction would include an Administrative Block, a Conference Room and a conducive office environment for the Labour Migration Unit of the Labour Department.
It would also operate as the first point of contact for both departing and returning Ghanaian migrants in search for jobs and businesses.
It would further serve as a data collection and research centre to inform government decision-making on unemployment issues as well as act as a counselling and training centre for individuals.
The Centre would help revamp Public Employment Centre to facilitate job creation and coordinate labour migration challenges at the district level.
The Project is expected to be completed in September and commissioned before October, 2019.
Currently, the Centre is housed at the GNAT Height, Independence Avenue, Accra.