Government has urged workers in Kaoma District to be alert and ensure their employers make pension contributions to the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA).
Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection minister Christabel Ngimbu says workers in the district should ensure that their employers contribute to the Workers Compensation Fund Control Board.
Mrs. Ngimbu said it is government desire to ensuing that the protection of all workers in the country during and after employment becomes paramount.
She said it is in this line that government has decentralised the access to social security benefits and has increased the provision of cash transfers.
The Minister said this at this year’s International Labour Day celebration in Kaoma district in Western Province held under the theme: “Promoting national economic growth through job creation, free collective bargaining and respect of workers’ rights”.
Mrs. Ngimbu urged worker in Kaoma district to live by the tenets of this year’s theme and ensure that they review the success of the theme at next year’s Labour Day celebrations.
And Mrs. Ngimbu disclosed that government has embarked on pension reforms that will among other things create a sustainable social protection system with the capacity to respond more effectively to the need and aspiration of various social groups in the country.
And speaking earlier, Zambia Federation of Employers (ZFE) representative Gregory Lungu called on all key stakeholders to supplement government efforts in the creation of jobs for the many unemployed Zambians.
Mr. Lungu however expressed happiness with government for it continued partnership with the private sector in job creation and various issues affecting Zambians.