President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has applauded workers for their contributions towards nation-building as Ghana joins the rest of the world to celebrate May Day today 1 May 2020.
“We recognise and appreciate the efforts and sacrifices they have made towards the construction of the happy and prosperous Ghana we seek, and, on this day, I say Ayekoo to each one of you,” Nana Akufo-Addo said in his May Day message to Ghanaian workers.
Meanwhile the traditional gathering and march pass of workers to mark the day will not come off this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) cancelled the celebration activities.
”On behalf of the organised labour national May Day planning committee, the TUC says it regrets to inform all workers and the general public that all 2020 Mayday celebration activities have been cancelled in compliance with the restrictions on movement with persons in Accra and Kumasi and the ban on public gatherings nationwide’,’ the TUC said in a statement.
The statement signed by the Secretary-General urged all workers to stay at home on this day and continue to comply with the relevant safety protocols in the fight against coronavirus and hopes to resume the celebration of May Day in 2021.