Ghana has increased its national daily minimum wage following weeks of public outcry over economic hardship.
The daily minimum wage has been increased from Ghc 11.82, to Ghc 12.53, for 2021, representing a 6 percent increment.
The increment was announced in a communique issued by the National Tripartite Committee on the 2021 and 2022 national daily minimum wage.
The Communique obtained by Standupgh indicated that the 2022 daily minimum wage is Ghc 13.53, which is eight percent over the 2021 figure of Ghc 12.53.
According to the Communique, “the effective date for the implementation of the 2021 NDMW is 4th June, 2021.”
The Communique said that “the effective date for the implementation of the 2022 NDMW shall be 1st January, 2022.”
In recent weeks, Ghanaians have been protesting over rising cost of living occasioned by perceived economic mismanagement by the President Nana Akufo-Addo’s administration.
Thousands of Ghanaians, mainly celebrities and journalists have been Campaigning for #FixTheCountry on social media, pressuring the current regime to up its game in terms of meeting the needs of Ghanaians.
Below is the Communique