Sata meets ILO Boss calls for practical interventions to address unemployment

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Sata with Guy Ryder, Director General Of International Labour Organization and Fackson Shamenda

Sata with Guy Ryder, Director General Of International Labour Organization and Fackson Shamenda

His Excellency Mr Michael Chilufya Sata, 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.

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

5 Responses to Sata meets ILO Boss calls for practical interventions to address unemployment

  1. It is not the responsibility of ILO to create employment. The president should know the objectives of ILO. Sata and his govt are responsible for creating employment. Employment creation is not by accident but by planning and implementing policies which will lead to job creation. The current job creation strategy by PF is in a mess. Their job creation strategy has led to a bloated civil service. This has led to inadequate funding for social services. To address this challenge, they have resorted to borrowing. The country will soon be sitting on financial time bomb because of debt. Instead of taking personal responsibility, he wants to shift the blame to ILO. It was not ILO which promised more jobs to the unemployed youths. It seems we do not have a clear policy on job creation as a nation.

    Chizo
    December 12, 2013 at 6:53 am
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    • well spoken chizo. it so unfournate and i don’t understand why zambians voted for this kaponya this should have been learnt from the previous kaponya titus though intellegient bt this one malabish.Even people we thought were intelligent were decieved by this gunku.

      fools
      December 13, 2013 at 12:00 am
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  2. How do you create employment by dismissing workers?NURSES.

    REDSQUARE
    December 12, 2013 at 10:47 am
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  3. And how do you leave a petient on the operation table and go on strike puting the money first forgetting to save the lives of people

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    December 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm
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