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On September 30th, members of informal workers’ associations of Accra joined the Women's General Assembly and engaged the Ghanaian Minister of Gender, in Accra, at the Holy Spirit Cathedral Hall.
The Assembly is an established platform for Street and Market Vendors to engage policymakers and government appointees on pertinent issues/challenges concerning their conditions of work.
Dorcas Ansah, Accra Focal City Coordinator for WIEGO, attended the event alongside representatives of several local partners workers’ associations: Greater Accra Markets Association (GAMA), Informal Hawkers and Vendors Association (IHVAG), Union of Informal Workers of Ghana (UNIWA), Ga East Traders Association, Ghana Federation of Informal Traders, Youth and Slums, Kayayei Youth Association, Ghana Homeless People Federation, under the umbrella of Ghana Federation the Urban Poor (GHFUP).
- Visit Accra Focal City project page
- Full report: Street Vendors in Accra, Ghana (Nana Akua Anyidoho).
- Executive summary: Executive Summary: Street Vendors in Accra, Ghana
- Policy Recommendations: Accra’s Street & Market Vendors: Realities & Recommendations
- Read WIEGO Working Paper (Social Protection) No. 30. The Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme: Barriers to Access for Informal Workers (2013) by Laura Alfers.
- Read WIEGO Working Paper No. 35. Perceptions of Costs and Benefits of Informal-Formal Linkages: Market and Street Vendors in Accra, Ghana (2016) by Nana Akua Anyidoho and William F. Steel.