Labour deputy minister Rayford Mbulu says it is time stakeholders realized that what is good for the employees is good for the economy.
Mr Mbulu stated that positive economic indicators need to begin to be meaningful to citizens in the lower income bracket.
And Mr Mbulu has called for change in the mindset and perception of employers towards the disabled in society.
He says it should always be realized that if given an opportunity to work, the disabled have the potential to perform much better than the able bodied.
Mr. Mbulu was speaking in Lusaka today during the opening of a labour consultative workshop organized by Cheshire Homes.
He stated that government believes that it is only through concerted efforts of all stakeholders that industrial harmony will be maintained across the various sectors of the country’s economy.
Mr. Mbulu said the Patriotic Front government realizes that disabled citizens, in various ways, also play an important role in the growth of the country’s economy.
And Cheshire Homes National Council Chairman Gaudenzio Rossi has asked government to ensure that it comes up with a number of employment creation strategies for the disabled.