The Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC), the largest workers Union in the county, has held its third Delegates Youth Congress.
TUC’s 3rd Quadrennial Delegates Congress was held from 20th – 21st March 2021 and was hosted at the Public Services Union Centre in Adiembra, Kumasi.
The Congress which commemorated TUC’s 75th anniversary and was themed: “75 years of TUC: Building Stronger Unions in a challenging world of work.”
It was also used to elect six officers to steer the affairs of the Youth Council for the next four years.
A new Executive Council that was also elected will represent the TUC on international affiliates for the next four years.
In attendance were Secretary-General of the TUC, Dr. Anthony Yaw Baah, and members of the TUC General Council were also in attendance.
Dr. Yaw Baah, who gave the main address lamented what he said was a poor state of employment in the nation, appealing to the government to do something about it.
He pointed out that apart from wages issues, housing, also needs to be addressed.
Congress elected new Executives to steer the affairs of the National Youth Council of the TUC for the next quadrennial. It, also, reviewed its policies and resolutions, as well as its Constitution for the Youth Council.
The elected National Officers of the TUC National Youth Council are: Dennis Atuwo – Chairperson
Ebenezer Acheampong – Vice-Chairperson, Adiza Lamptey – Vice-Chairperson, Abena Afriyie – Secretary
Joshua Abakah – Assistant Secretary and Angela Medadues Badohu – Organizer
Secretary-General, Dr. Yaw Baah, administered the oaths of office.
After congratulating them, Dr. Baah advised them to work effectively and efficiently towards the progress of the Youth Council, reminding them that their offices come with great responsibilities.
In an acceptance speech, the newly elected chairman, Dennis Atuwo, expressed appreciation to Delegates for electing them through a peaceful election, adding that they would continue from where the past executives left off in order to help the Youth Council achieve it objectives.
He however prayed for the corporation of all delegates to make their tenure fruitful.
The Trades Union Congress (Ghana) is the largest union in the country, organizing workers from both the private and public sectors.
TUC Holds Quadrennial Delegates Congress every four years to draft policies and resolutions, as well as to elect new Officers who would steer the affairs of the TUC for the next four years.