NAMIBIA: LABOUR/NBC/2/5/18 SABANews 1

WINDHOEK – President HAGE GEINGOB of NAMIBIA has bemoaned the continued poor lives of workers in his country.

He has issued a statement read by Agriculture, Water and Forestry Minister ALPHEUS !NARUSEB to mark the International Workers’ Day in the KHORIXAS Town of KUNENE Region.

President GEINGOB says the national goals to have shared prosperity and improved welfares of employees remain elusive, despite progress made in the area of labour rights.

He says the situation results from basic structural obstacles that make it difficult for many NAMIBIANS to take part meaningfully in the economy.

President GEINGOB also says NAMIBIANS should avoid corruption, political fights, and divisive attitudes, because such behaviours only leave many people at the grassroots suffering.

The Head of State says on the other hand, all workers should carry on striving for economic freedom.

Meanwhile, NATIONAL UNION OF NAMIBIAN WORKERS Acting President ALBUIS LISWANISO says workers and employers need to work towards achieving national developmental goals.

NBC News also quotes NAMIBIA EMPLOYERS’ FEDERATION Secretary General TIM PARKHOUSE as saying the private sector is looking into a variety of schemes to create more jobs.

Furthermore, he says his organisation and the NAMIBIA TRAINING AUTHORITY are working on ways to introduce apprenticeship schemes.

The SADC country marked Workers’ Day under the theme: NAMIBIAN WORKERS AND EMPLOYERS UNITE FOR ECONOMIC UPLIFTMENT.

The International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day or simply Workers’ Day, and often called MAY Day, is a yearly celebration of the working classes globally./Sabanews/cam

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