Minister of Mines and Mineral Development Christopher Yaluma said government was working round the clock to increase sources of power and productivity in the country.
Speaking when he officiated at labour day celebration in Kasama district yesterday, Mr. Yaluma observed that the power deficit has become one of the major contributing factors to many job losses the country has experienced.
Mr. Yaluma cited solar energy as one of the external sources of power which government has already adopted in the country.
He emphasised that external sources of power will also help step up the country’s productivity and further increase social economic activities especially in rural areas.
He said the Patriotic Front (PF) administration was dedicated to creating and securing the much needed jobs for its people especially the youth and women.
And speaking at the same event, Zambia Federation of Employers representative Benedict Malupande commended government for paying workers’ salaries on time.
Mr. Malupande has meanwhile called on government to continue improving job security for the people in country.
He however urged civil servants to desist from engaging themselves in politics.
Mr. Malupande emphasised that the union will not protect any employee who will be found practicing politics in the area.