He added that the decision has not yet been approved by the cabinet but he assured that the Unemployment Insurance Scheme/Unemployment insurance benefits will be addressed in their next cabinet meeting to seek approval. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah added that in the president’s 15th nation’s address there is a point to address this unemployment insurance scheme decision.
The government of Ghana is more concerned than ever to protect the livelihoods of Ghanaians and they always look out to provide reliefs (Unemployment insurance benefits) just like the unemployment insurance scheme which is yet to be approved by the cabinet. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah revealed that a major category of these workers are the private school teachers who lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19.
He reinstated that the decision the support livelihoods through Unemployment insurance benefits in Ghana “is not a business of given freebies, we are given critical support to families, to businesses, to households in these times.”