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Ministry of Labour
Ministry of Labour

Minister: Samuel Kofi Woods
Deputy: Tom S. Nyanwapolu

The broad objective of the Ministry is to cover all activities in the elaboration, implementation, control and evaluation of policies on labour relations, labour and safety standards and employment.

The main sections of the Ministry and their objectives are as follows:

  • Promote and encourage - Promote and encourage an enabling environment for accelerated growth and employment, facilitate the process of formalization of employment through appropriate policy intervention, improve and promote opportunities for technical and vocational training especially in the rural areas
  • Permanent Arbitrator — to provide a permanent institution for adjudication of industrial disputes on an expeditious and consistent basis.
  • Occupational Health and Safety — the effective administration of the legislation and other standards relating to occupational health and safety and the promotion of a high standard of health and safety in all places of work.
  • Legal — provides legal advice on labour legislation, and also litigation and prosecution services for all sections of the Ministry.
  • Training — provides effective training programmes for the staff in order that the highest quality services are delivered.

The Ministry is headed by Samuel Kofi Woods former human right advocate, along with his Deputy minister John Josiah

Samuel Kofi Woods Minister
John F. Josiah Deputy Minister for Administration
Sedia M. Bangura Deputy Minister for Planning and Manpower Development
Kehleboe Gongloe Assistant Minister for StatisticsAffairs
Tom S. Nyanwapolu Assistant Minister for Administration
Rosetta C. Nagbe-Jackollie Assistant Minister for Labor Standards
J. Cole Bangalu Assistant Minister for Regional Affairs

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