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Work Usage in Accra


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Working Hours

Normal working hours for businesses in Ghana occur between 8am and 5pm, with a 30-minute break. A maximum workweek is 40 hours.

Wages

Ghana's official minimum wage is approximately GHS 6 per day.

Salary

There is an enormous range in salaries in Ghana, and the majority of the country does not work with a fixed annual salary. Within the expatriate community there is just a big a range in salaries. Often, your salary will depend on the sector in which you work and the nature of your job.

Termination

The required termination varies with the particular contract. Generally, employees can expect somewhere between 1 week and 1 month's notice of termination. Legally, no severance pay is required.

Time Off

Workers are entitled to 15 days of paid annual leave, after they have completed 12 months or 200 days of continued service. They are also entitled to paid public and religious holidays.

Workers entitled to 2 days of rest per week, unless they are domestic workers or task-based workers.

Holidays

  • January 1: New Years Day
  • March 6: Independence Day
  • March/April: Good Friday and Easter Monday
  • May 1: Labour Day
  • May 25: Africa Unity Day
  • July 1: Republic Day
  • September 21: Founder's Day
  • First Friday in December: Farmer's Day
  • December 25: Christmas Day
  • December 26: Boxing Day
  • Variable: Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan) and Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

Update 9/05/2015

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