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Labour Intensive Public Works (LIPW)

The Labour Intensive Public Works (LIPW) programme is a social protection scheme under the Ghana Social Opportunities Project (GSOP) in about 60 beneficiary districts in Ghana. The objective of the LIPW programme is to provide access to employment and income-earning opportunities for the rural poor during the agricultural-off season.

OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT POLICY The overall goal of the National Employment Policy is an “improved living conditions of the economically active poor through expansion of income earning opportunities and accelerated local economic development”.

The policy was developed taking into account the historical antecedents of employment interventions implemented by governments since during the colonial and post-colonial eras. The demographic statistics and data available on Ghana also informed the analyses The Policy is expected to achieve four major objectives. These include:

• To create income earning opportunities for the rural and urban poor to reduce extreme poverty.

• To provide employable vocational and technical skills for the unskilled and semi-skilled labour force.

• To provide socio – economic infrastructure for sustainable local economic development.

• To promote private sector participation in job creation and sustainable local economic Development.

• To promote inter-agency coordination to facilitate implementation of LiPW Policy.

POLICY COMPONENTS The policy drivers of the National Labour intensive Public Works Policy are based on the Following policy components:

• Creation of job opportunities for the economically active poor.

• Transfer of employable skills

• Participation of the Private Sector

• Strengthening existing Social Protection Programmes

• Enhancing capacities for local economic development.

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1 year, 2 months ago

I can see this project has ended but it will be good to incorporate some of the lessons learnt from it into the planting for food and jobs policy

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1 year, 3 months ago

why can't the new planting for food and jobs be placed under this project?

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1 year, 6 months ago

Is govt going to replace this policy with the one district one factory?

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1 year, 9 months ago

Never knew about this gov't prog till you came to educate us. Pls let us know all other social protection policies

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1 year, 10 months ago

How do i benefit from the LIPW if i am not a farmer?

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1 year, 11 months ago

The Ellembelle DA need to be up and doing to and bring more LIPW projects in our communities. We dont have anything doing at the moment and this is employment

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1 year, 11 months ago

I understand this programme will be ending in July. what hapens to afterwards....will the government introduce a new policy?

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1 year, 12 months ago

I find this policy very interesting but little is known about it. Thank you Penplusbytes for telling us more about this and how ordinary citizens can access it. I recommend this policy to be advanced from the pilot phase to cover all the 10 regions in Ghana as way of solving unemployment

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2 years ago

This project seeks to alleviate poverty experiecned during off farming seasons. The project needs to be extended to all parts of the country and the deadline for the project completion extended from June 2017 to a later date

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2 years ago

Communities that benefit from this program must be monitored...only party agents are benefiting