Workers in Ghana are joining their counterparts across the globe to celebrate May Day today.
The national theme for this year’s event : “Election 2016: The Role of Workers in Securing Peaceful Elections for National Development,” was chosen with recourse to the contribution of the working force towards a peaceful polls this year.
President John Dramani Mahama will be the Special guest of honour at this year’s celebrations which takes place at the jubbilee park in Wa in the Upper West region.
Police in the Upper West region say they have put in place counter terrorism measures to ensure an incident-free celebration.
May Day, officially known as International Workers Day, is marked on May 1 and is a celebration of labour and the working classes.
In Ghana, just like in other parts of the world, the day is observed as a public holiday. Workers organise Rallies and March pasts in the national capital and the rest of the regional capitals where they are addressed by the sitting President and leaders of the various labour unions.
They usually bear placards on which they state their grievances.