We have created 7000 jobs – Lungu

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Lungu with Labour MinisterPresident Edgar Lungu says the PF government under his administration in 2015 created over seven thousand formal jobs in various sectors of the economy.

Gracing the Labour Day celebrations in Lusaka today, May 1, President Lungu said government continues to focus on policies, strategies and programmes that will significantly contribute to realising employment creation, human development and broad-based pro-poor growth.

President Lungu said the need to create decent jobs remains one of the core priorities and policy objectives the PF government. He said government is committed to providing equal access of employment to the youth, disabled and women.

He however, urged workers to be productive and work harder to impact positively on the economy.

At the same event President Lungu also launched the call centre for the Ministry of Labour.

This year’s Labour Day was being commemorated under the theme – Achieving National Development Through Productive Decent Work, Sustainable Job Creation and Social Justice.

And Minister of Labour and Social Security, Fackson Shamenda also thanked workers for maintaining peace during the economic challenges.

Shamenda also said the PF government has fulfilled its promises on labour related issues such as the ban on casualisation.

Zambia Congress of Trade Unions president, Chishimba Nkole said creation of productive employment and decent work are key elements to achieving poverty reduction and a fair distribution of wealth.

Speaking at the same event, Zambia Federation of Employers president Tyson Chisambo said the provision of a decent work environment is essential to the development of the nation.

Chisambo also said good policies provides an enabling environment to increased productivity in the country. Chisambo said frequent closures of higher institutions of learning should be addressed because tertiary education and training is critical to the country’s economy.

Zambians across the country joined the rest of the world in commemorating International Labour Day that falls on May 1.



19 Responses to We have created 7000 jobs – Lungu

  1. Who are you fooling Chagwa , which jobs, you must be ashamed of yourself. Uleya in the next few months

    Mutale chomba
    May 1, 2016 at 9:13 pm

  2. Who are you fooling?

    Mutale chomba
    May 1, 2016 at 9:14 pm

  3. If he didnt mean to fool people he could have remorsefully informed the nation how many jobs have been lost against those created.

    May 1, 2016 at 10:09 pm

  4. what a foolish joker president!

    May 2, 2016 at 12:29 am

  5. 7000 temporary construction jobs, and how many permanent jobs lost?

    child of the sky
    May 2, 2016 at 5:30 am

  6. Twakana Mbeba politics mbuya. You shouldn’t cheat yourself. Ifwe ni Forward change. Walachimona…

    Prof X
    May 2, 2016 at 5:45 am

  7. He promised to create employment for 500,000 youths,minister of tourism promised a further 300,000 in tourism sector, that gives a total of 800,000 new jobs, claims that 7000 jobs have been created so far, let’s remove that 7000 from the more 10,000 that have lost jobs in mines and other industries, where does that leave us?

    Conspiracy Theory
    May 2, 2016 at 5:56 am

  8. Leaves us in negatives. It is really sad how amidst all this tightening belts, job insecurities en losses, he increases his……


    May 2, 2016 at 7:23 am

  9. Increases his salary….

    May 2, 2016 at 7:24 am

  10. which jobs iwe silu?

    May 2, 2016 at 10:59 am

  11. I remember cadres here supporting their leaders claims last year that they would create 500,000 jobs. Another Donchi Kubeba. You should even be ashamed to say you have created 7,000 jobs.What is that compared to the promised 500,000.

    May 2, 2016 at 11:36 am

  12. WHAT !!!!!!!!!! More lies….so many of my countryman have lost jobs due to load shedding / increase in production costs etc. etc. that businesses had to let them go…. How can he think we are so stupid as to believe these lies…..

    May 2, 2016 at 11:48 am

  13. He,he ha-a Lungu sure-were u drunk when making this statement???

    May 2, 2016 at 6:36 pm

  14. A very big lier!

    august kuya
    May 2, 2016 at 8:06 pm

  15. lam sori mr.Lungu jobs indeed,shame!!!

    May 3, 2016 at 7:35 am

  16. lam sori mr.Lungu jobs indeed, shame!!!

    May 3, 2016 at 7:40 am

  17. Which JOBs a Lungu namwe?

    May 3, 2016 at 11:45 am

  18. kicks of a dying………………

    May 3, 2016 at 12:17 pm

  19. This man is mad! Kick him out resoundingly. What a fooolish man!

    The Philosopher
    May 4, 2016 at 4:42 am

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