Shamenda calls against dual systems in economies
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Apr 11/13 ZANIS——Labour and Social Security Minister, Fackson Shamenda, has called upon African Labour Ministers, social partner organisations, representatives of regional economic communities and labour and employment professional organisations to avoid promoting dual systems in economies.
Mr Shamenda says there is need to use existing institutions such as the Business Africa and the unions to support the formal sector.
He said this when he addressed the 9th African Union (AU) Labour and Social Affairs Commission Ordinary Session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today.
Mr Shamenda stated that there was need for increasing budgetary allocation to the labour sector as well as building capacity in areas of diplomacy and public relations.
He said this would strengthen the principle of tripartism so as to prevent social partners from viewing government as a policing organ.
Mr Shamenda is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the 9th AU Labour and Social Affairs Commission Conference.
The conference, whose theme is ‘Enhancing the capacity of the Labour Market Institutions in Africa to meet the current and Future Challenges’, started on the April 8 and is expected to end on the of April 12, 2013.
The AU Labour and Social Affairs Commission is convened every two years and organized on the tripartite principle basis which provides a policy forum to governmental authorities and representatives of workers and employers organisation.