Labour minister Joyce Simukoko has urged foreign investors not to abuse workers.
Mrs. Simukoko says Zambia has Labour laws that every investor must adhere to.
She says government will continue engaging with the business community to ensure workers’ rights are protected.
Mrs. Simukoko was speaking during the awarding ceremony for excellent Employees in Chinese Corporations in Zambia.
She also stated that President Edgar Lungu remains open to host all investors who are ready to steer social and economic development.
The Minister said the Head of State during the Labour day commemorations brought out issues of low wages, poor working environment AND safety standards among others which government wants to improve.
Mrs. Simukoko further said that government values the contribution of the Chinese community towards social economic development.
She said Chinese investment has continued to contribute to the country’s job creation especially for the youth.
And Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Li Jie thanked the Zambian government for creating an enabling environment for the Chinese businesses.
Mr. Li said China will continue strengthening the bilateral and multilateral ties that have existed with Zambia for over 55 years now.
He also called on Chinese Corporations in Zambia to work on the concerns by President Lungu so that workers can be motivated for enhanced productivity.