Ignatius Baffour Awuah, Minister of Employment and Labour Relations

Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, has commended the Banana Producers Association of Ghana, for introducing an Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) manual, to safeguard workers on their farmlands.

He made the commendation when he launched the OSH Initiative Manual in Accra.

A statement from the Ministry and copied to the GNA, said the manual which comes in three parts aims at reducing occupational injury and accidents on farms to save lives and property.

He challenged other plantation associations such as Palm Oil, Rubber, Pineapple and Cocoa, to adopt similar Safety and Health practices for the welfare of their workers to ensure that their farms are accident-free.

The Minister expressed optimism that the manual would be put to effective use through regular application and reference by plantation owners, other unions and workers to reduce occupational accidents on the farm to the barest minimum.

Mr Baffour Awuah also announced that the Ministry has submitted a reviewed Occupational Safety and Health bill to Cabinet, which would soon be passed into law to regulate OSH in the country.

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