The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR), in collaboration with GIZ, has launched the GIZ-Ghana Carrier and Migration Fair 2023.
Other partners are the Labour Department and the Youth Employment Agency (YEA).
Speaking at the launch on Monday at the Ghanaian-European Centre for Jobs and Migration and Development, the Component Manager of the GIZ, Mr Kweku Yeboah, said the initiative started in 2017.
He disclosed that GIZ was rendering services on behalf of the European Union (EU) and intends to expand its services to cater for areas such as labour migration, skills training and TVET services.
He added that the collaboration was to complement the efforts and services of the ministry and support sustainable jobs in the country.
“The job fair will not only support Ghanaian Youth but also those across the world, including regional opportunities,” he said.
The Ag. Chief Labour Officer, Mr Alhaji Braimah Dawuda, expressed appreciation to GIZ for enhancing the work of the Labour Department.
He noted that the 2023 Job Fair was a platform to educate and inform migrants on safe migration.
The Director of the Youth Employment Agency, Mr Agya Yaw, indicated that the youth unemployment situation was not the single responsibility of one institution, adding, “Public sector cannot do it alone, thus the collaboration is a step in the right direction.”
Priscilla Osei-Wusu Nimako, ISD