Kafue District Commissioner Grace Ngulube has taken management at the Trade Kings Plant in the District to task over non compliance to Zambian Labour Laws.
Ms. Ngulube said there is urgent need for private sector in the district to observe the Zambian labour laws to safe guard the lives of the workers in the district .
The District Commissioner said this during an on the spot check at Trade Kings plant in Kafue .
Ms. Ngulube noted that most of the employees in some of the companies in the district are subjected to long working hours and lack of adequate protective clothing .
The District Commissioner has since directed the Plant Director ,Julius Kaoma, to reduce the working hours from 12hours to 8hrs per day, with immediate effect.
Ms Ngulube reaffirmed government’s committment to safeguarding the lives of the people in the country and Kafue district in particular.
Meanwhile the District Commissioners has assured Kafue residents that she will consult the Ministries of Labour ,Health and Commerce to assess the levels of pollutions being produced by the plant .
And speaking earlier, Trade Kings Director Julius Kaoma assured the District Commissioner that the company will address the polution concerns raised by community and comply to the Zambian labour laws.
MrKaoma said Trade Kings Plant is a Zambian Company which has the interest of the local people.
He has since called on the local people to purchase their products if the steel industry is to grow in the district.
Trade kings plant popularly known as Kafue steel was started in 2009 in kafue district.