9.5 C
Alba Iulia
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Provide for your workers, KK tells employers

General News Provide for your workers, KK tells employers

First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda says employers have a huge responsibility of providing the necessary HIV/AIDS workplace policies to cater for the wellbeing of the workers and their families.

Speaking at a retreat for the Zambia Business Coalition on HIV and AIDS (ZBCA) in Lusaka today, Dr. Kaunda said the private sector is the engine of development and therefore needs healthy workers in order to play its rightful role in the country’s economy.

Dr. Kaunda who is also Patron of ZBCA, commended the coalition for ensuring that the corporate world remains committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

He said ZBCA has over the past seven years developed a track record in supporting the implementation of HIV/AIDS workplace programmes.

The former head of state said the coalition has gained experience in a wide range of issues regarding policy formulation, workplace programme formulation and support for the implementation of HIV/AIDS workplace programmes.

Dr. Kaunda added that ZBCA has also embarked on a three year strategic business and operational plan which comprises recruitment and retention of workers, coordination of technical service provision and support for national efforts.

He however noted that ZBCA faces challenges of inadequate resources resulting in an outstanding K73 millionin staff dues.

He urged the Board and staff of the organisation to come up with innovative ways addressing the challenges.

And ZBCA Chairperson Chriticles Mwansa said for ZBCA to maintain its position as a focal point organisation in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the private sector, there is need for member organisations to assist in mobilizing resources for the organisation’s activities.

Mr. Mwansa who is also ZRA Commissioner General, pledged the secretariat’s commitment to helping member companies establish policies that mitigate the effect of HIV and AIDS in workplaces.

ZBCA is a coalition of companies aimed at supporting HIV/AIDS workplace programmes.

It was launched in 2000 and currently has a membership of 73 companies.

[Read 11 times, 1 reads today]


  1. Organizations dont care about the plite of their employees. So the best thing to do is steal and buy food so that the ARV’s can work, but dont get caught.

    So good luck with the stealing coz we all need to survive and not only Management.

    good Day!

Comments are closed.

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Kenya Defender Mohammed Praises Nkana’s Management

Kenya international defender Musa Mohammed says Nkana is run at a very professional level. Mohammed joined the record 12-time champions...

Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa Unreservedly Apologises To The Chinese Community And Government Leaders

Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa has issued an apology to the Chinese Community and other leaders. In a statement released to the media, Mr. Sampa...

President Edgar Lungu Pardons An Additional 249 Inmates

President Edgar Lungu has pardoned an additional 249 inmates as part of the commemoration of the Africa Freedom Day. The measure has also been taken...

Zambia’s Maize Production Seen To Jump 69% to 3.3 Million Metric Tonnes

Zambia has returned to bumper Maize harvest this year after it recorded an estimated 3,387,469 metric tonnes in the 2019/2020 agriculture season. This is an...

Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya has Tested Positive for COVID-19

Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya has tested positive for COVID-19. Dr Chilufya becomes the second Cabinet Minister to test positive for the pandemic...

More Articles In This Category

- Advertisement -
[Read 25 times, 1 reads today]