Kalabo District Commissioner (DC ) Jeff Nalishuwa says the annual population growth rate of the nation of 2.8 percent does not correspond with the job creation rate rate in the nation.

Mr. Nalishuwa says that there has increasing unemployment in the formal sector. The area DC was speaing when he officiated at this year’s Labour Day Celebrations in Kalabo last Sunday.

He indicated that government has come up with institutions such as the Citizen Empowerment Commission [CEEC] to help citizens initiate entrepreneurship projects.

” This was one way the country could create more employment and depend less on foreign investors who could decide to relocate to other countries when they felt like doing so, ” he said.

The D.C. said that government would like to see more Zambians involved in establishing manufacturing industries and thus create job security, equity and decent employment.

This is as reflected in the Sixth National Development Plan [SNDP], whose strategic focus was realizing broad-based pro-poor growth, employment creation and human development, he said.

And speaking at the same function, Zambia Congress of Trade Union [ZCTU] Kalabo District Secretary Mukanwa Mukanwa says his union was aware of increased some unscrupulous employers who were victimizing and exploiting Zambian workers.

Mr. Mukanwa said this was the said employers, mostly foriegners were deliberately taking advantage of the high unemployment rate in the country.

He said that said that extreme poverty in Zambia has bred a dangerous working environment were many workers were willing to suffer abuse by their employers for fear of losing the little they earn.

ZANIS

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  1. Very interesting revelations from the Kalabo DC, when it was only a few days ago that the VP Georgie was claiming that employment had increased during RB’s reign. Mmmm.. makes you wonder….

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  2. And you think this is not the rzon why politicians want to hang on to their position or swing from party to party like George of the jungle with fellow primates

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  3. 1) ” Kalabo District Commissioner (DC ) Jeff Nalishuwa says the annual population growth rate of the nation of 2.8 percent does not correspond with the job creation rate rate in the nation. ”

    This is because the entire MMD/neoliberal economic approach to job creation is dull brained. They think that because in the distant past, the Zambian economy was made up of big corporations, they have to do the same thing in the present and future. BSAC, ZCCM, Sasol, Shoprite, should not and cannot be the big employers in the country.

    What has to happen is the creation of MILLIONS of small and medium sized enterprises and farms. The SMEs are always the biggest employers, even when they only empley 10 or 20 people at a time.

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  4. 2) To do that, we need government policies that benefit SMEs. Today, we have policies that benefit large corporations, and preferrably foreign corporations at that. Sky high bank lending rates, tax breaks for foreign business, even government loans.

    We need policies that benefit Zambia’s small entrepreneurs, protect their markets, give them cheap credit, and above all put money in their customers pockets for them to spend.

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  5. It is the duty of any given govt to create employement for its citizens, even to provide food for its people,, Zambians must wake up and claim from the govt what belongs to them, infact if more people are employed the govt gains in taxes

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  6. Mr. Nalishuwa, please give us some numbers instead of just opinions on issues that are verifiable. Following are some from CIA World Factbook (same with World Bank and IMF)Labor force 5.524 million (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 70 Unemployment rate 14% (2006 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 143
    50% (2000 est.). Now can we have your figures Mr. Nalishuwa.

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  7. #5 &6, you’re right, giving too many benefits to the bigger companies just gives them more power to pay their workers less while killing smaller businesses. Zambians need more economic freedom to have a choice between working for someone or starting their own business.

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  8. Anonymous is right: the BOE is raldipy becoming an embarrassing laughing stock. Either we have inflation targetting or not. Just the potential of deflation ( they meant below-target inflation) was enough for the BOE to crash its baserate instantly in 2008. Deflation never happened (CPI). Yet actual existing above-target range inflation is tolerated time and again, excused and explained away. It s blamed on external factors and taxation. Yet continental europe has seen similar tax-hikes (Portugal VAT to 23%) and is exposed to those same commodities. Yet it has much lower inflation, until very recent within target-range. So BOE, why is it then higher here?

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