Local Governance

Government committed to support workers

President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa

 

By Shadreck Gurenje

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said under the Second Republic workers are a vital cog in the economy. Therefore, they should take advantage of various modern developments being ushered in by the government.

The Revolutionary Party will create more jobs through the Zimbabwe is open for business mantra initiated by President Mnangagwa.

In a virtual address marking the 2021 Workers Day,
President Mnangagwa said the Government is committed to put in place an enabling environment which protects the worker and also encourage workers to work in unison

“In the spirit of working together, my government remains committed to putting in place an enabling environment which protects the worker, provides decent work and improves standards of living while allowing businesses to thrive. In line with the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, government employers and workers alike will continue to invest in occupational safety and health at the workplace.

“Over and above this, our laws encourage workers and employers to freely engage and associate. This is in line with the Second Republic’s culture of dialogue and deepening the practice of participatory as well as good governance at the workplace. To this end I also challenge employers and businesses to pursue more robust ways of addressing the welfare of workers,” said President Mnangagwa.

President Mnangagwa also said workers must be treated fairly and also encouraged them to shun and expose corruption.

Beyond job creation, the projects that the Second Republic has embarked on will see world-class roads and sound infrastructure development.