Labour and Social Security Minister Joyce Nonde Simukoko says government is putting measures in place aimed at sustaining the social security system.
Mrs. Simukoko observed that the current social security system does meet the aspirations and needs of the retirees.
The Labour and Social Security Minister said this when she opened the Tripartite Consultative Labour Council meeting on the National Social Protection Bill in Lusaka.
She urged the labour movement to come up with a bill that will reflect the views and comments from all stakeholders participating at the tripartite consultative meeting.
Mrs Simukoko said government is interested in presenting a bill to parliament that will capture the aspirations of the workers.
She bemoaned the current social security system which does not provide adequate social protection to workers.
And Finance Minister Felix Mutati appealed to the participants to come up with a bill that is realistic and implementable.
Mr Mutati said there is need to make reforms to the current social protection system so as to move the country forward.
He noted that government wants to help employers grow their business and employ more people and increase the tax base.