PRESIDENT SATA MEETS ILO DIRECTOR GENERAL

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President Michael Sata with Guy Ryder, Director General Of International Labour Organization and Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda at State House
President Michael Sata with Guy Ryder, Director General Of International Labour Organization and Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda at State House
His Excellency Mr Michael Chilufya Sata,

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President of the Republic of Zambia, this morning held a closed door meeting with the

Director General of the International Labour Organisation [ILO], Mr. Guy Ryder.

During the meeting at State House, Mr. Ryder explained that the essence of his visit to

Zambia was to consolidate the relationship between ILO and Government as social partners.

The ILO Director General also took note of President Sata’s call for practical interventions

to address unemployment.

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Earlier, President Sata stressed the need for ILO and the Ministry of Labour and Social

Security to work together and develop practical strategies for employment creation for the

country.

“The levels of unemployment have reached alarming levels and there is need for us to

collaborate and adopt practical interventions to arrest the situation,” he said.

The Head of State further said Zambia was a beacon of peace and stability and therefore

suitable for more investment, which would subsequently create more jobs and opportunities.

President Sata called for increased investment attraction activities in the country.

The meeting was attended by Labour minister Hon. Fackson Shamenda, who said Mr. Ryder

was in the country to launch the Green Jobs project which would see up 5000 new jobs

created as well as capacity building of up to 2000 small scale contractors in North-western

and Central Provinces.

Mr. Ryder will also witness the launch of the Zambia Jobs portal, an initiative under the

Ministry of Labour and Social Security.

Issued by:

GEORGE CHELLAH

SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT

PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

 

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