The Minister designate for Labour and Employment, Hon. Ignateous Baffour Awuah has promised to deal with employers who pays their employees below the daily minimum wage.
He made these remarks when he took his turn before the appointment committee of parliament for vetting to answer questions on his vision for the sector which is one of the landmines for many political appointees.
In September 2016 the Government increased the daily minimum wage by 10 percent.
The increase meant that the amount which previously was GHc8:00, was now pegged at GH8.80 and was supposed to take effect from January 2017.
The announcement was made by the then Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Haruna Iddrisu.
The increase was arrived at after a meeting of the national tripartite committee comprising of representatives from the Ghana Employers association, the Trade Union Congress (TUC), other labour unions and the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations.
CW Senior Reporter: Emmanuel