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50 years of ILO in Zambia

MR Okutho paying a courtesy call on Finnish Ambassador to Zambia Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhurry at her office.

FRANCIS LUNGU, Lusaka
SINCE becoming a member of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) 50 years ago, Zambia has played its role in setting the standards that guide the world of work globally.
The country has since ratified all the fundamental conventions of the ILO relating to freedom of association, right to organise and collective bargaining, minimum age at work and the worst forms of child labour.
Zambia has a relatively new ILO country director. Ugandan national George Okutho presented his credentials on February 14, 2019 to Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Malanji. His jurisdiction for the ILO Zambia office also extends to Malawi and Mozambique.
In this interview, Mr Okutho talks about how Zambia has benefited from the existence of ILO and seizing opportunities created by the advancement in technology.
Q: What does the 50 years of ILO’s existence in Zambia mean? http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/

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