DC outlines government’s desire for decent jobs
Lundazi, May 2, ZANIS ———- Lundazi District Commissioner Janet Mvula says the Patriotic Front government is committed to ensuring that decent jobs are created through increased investments in social and economic programs for sustainable development.
Ms Mvula said the PF government will endeavour to attain higher economic growth of more than eight percent which should in turn reduce unemployment and poverty levels in the country.
The District Commissioner was speaking when she officiated at this year’s Labour Day Celebrations, whose theme was ‘TRANSFORMINIG THE ECONOMY THROUGH JOB CREATION, LABOUR LAW REFORMS, BETTER CONDITION OF SERVICE AND IMPROVED WORK CULTURE’, held in Lundazi district yesterday.
Ms Mvula said by celebrating Labour Day, government pays tributes to all workers for their immense contributions and sacrifices they have been making towards transforming Zambia’s economy into what it is today.
The District Commissioner further said government remains committed to comprehensive reforms of labour laws of Zambia in order to bring them in line with the labour market dynamics.
Ms Mvula has since urged all workers to demonstrate the ability to add value through discipline, good time management and overall commitment towards work if the economy was to grow further.
And speaking earlier, National President for Hotel Catering, Tourism and Allied Workers Union of Zambia Emmanuel Kapopo commended the Patriotic Front government for introducing laws which have increased the minimum wage for domestic and general workers.
Mr Kapopo however said though the labour movement was optimist that the employers would respect and implement the revised government rates, there is need for government to employ many Labour Inspectors to make sure government revised minimum wage is not flouted.