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Zambia has over 595 000 child workers in various economic sectors-Labour Minister

Economy Zambia has over 595 000 child workers in various economic sectors-Labour Minister

Labour and Social Security Minister, Mrs. Joyce Nonde-Simukoko at the Jobs for Youths in Africa (JFYA) regional ministerial conference in Pretoria on 27th February, 2017
Labour and Social Security Minister, Mrs. Joyce Nonde-Simukoko at the Jobs for Youths in Africa (JFYA) regional ministerial conference in Pretoria on 27th February, 2017
Minister of Labour and Social Security Joyce Simukoko says child labour in Zambia, like other sub-Saharan African countries is an obstacle to achieving universal primary education and sustainable development goals.

Mrs. Simukoko says Zambia, has over five hundred and ninety five thousand child workers in various economic sectors and of these fifty eight percent are 14 years or younger.

She says it is therefore important for different African countries to work together through the development of public, private partnerships that will directly address the scourge.

Mrs. Simukoko said this in a speech read on her behalf by Labour and Social Security Permanent Secretary Barnaby Mulenga, at the official opening of the Regional Conference on Child Labour Elimination and Public Private Partnerships in Livingstone.

Speaking earlier Zambia Congress of Trade Union President, Chishimba Nkole said the labour movement supports the partnership of public and private institutions in the fight against child labour.

The Regional Conference on Child Labour Elimination and Public Private Partnerships being held in Livingstone is being attended by Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. WHEN EXACTLY DID YOU DO YOUR SURVEY MADAME? UNLESS YOU ARE MAKING A ROUGH GUESS ON CHILD VENDORS. SOME OF THESE MINISTRIES ARE IRRELEVENT AND COSTLY TO TAX PAYERS.

    • So now that you know, what are you going to do about it, Namukoko? Sad that you are not even aware that someone has read a paper on your behalf, and you even have no clue who wrote it for you.

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