”Harmonising Fee-Charging: Technical Committee to be Set Up“ Minister to Parliament

”Harmonising Fee-Charging: Technical Committee to be Set Up“ Minister to Parliament

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H.E. Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communication, Ghana, at the ITU WSIS 2011 Building Confidence and Security in Cyberspace session, Geneva

The Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Haruna Iddrisu, was on Tuesday before Ghana’s Parliament to answer questions related to his Ministry.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bortianor-Ngleshie Amanfro in the Greater Accra Region, Bright Edward Kodzo Demordzi asked the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations what the approved admission fee for Integrated Community Centres for Employable Skills in the country was.

The Employment and Labour Relations Minister in answering the aforementioned question informed the House that the Integrated Community Centres for Employable Skills (ICCES) in the country were primarily community-based institutions, which did not operate a unified nationwide fees regime charged across by the various Centres.

He added that consequently, the policy has been that every Centre was permitted to determine their own fees for the purpose of running their day-to-day activities.

The Minister also said that these fees were determined by each Centre with the full involvement of the local Centre Boards, adding that the membership of these Boards included the Traditional and District Authorities and Parents.

‘For instance, in an academic year, Abosamso in the Ashanti Region charges GH¢ 213.00; Gyedu in the Brong Ahafo Region charges GH¢ 570.00; Ada in the Greater Accra Region charges GH¢ 520.00; Lolobi in the Volta Region charges GH¢ 141.00 and Tatale-Sanguli in the Northern Region charges GH¢ 1,380.00, respectively’, the Minister informed the House.

The Employment and Labour Relations Minister also craved the Speaker’s indulgence to present the summary of various categories of fees charged by the ICCES Centres, which generally included fees for Hostel accommodation, Internal and External Examinations and School Uniforms in some cases, across the country.

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