HONE SIAME, Lusaka
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) secretary-general Davies Mwila has urged Zambian workers to double their efforts in contributing to the country’s economic development.
Mr Mwila said in a statement yesterday that the ruling party considers Zambian workers as an engine of the country’s growing economy.
He said the PF administration will continue being sensitive to the plight of workers through its continued revision of various labour-related legislations aimed at improving their welfare.
Mr Mwila said upward adjustment of the minimum wage and salaries for public service workers and the ban on casualisation demonstrate the PF government’s commitment to improving the welfare of workers.
“In line with our pro-poor manifesto, the Patriotic Front places focus on the plight and improved welfare of the Zambian worker,” Mr Mwila said.
He said Government is working round the clock with the private sector to create opportunities for small businesses in line with its economic diversification programme.
Mr Mwila also assured students and graduates from higher learning institutions that Government is committed to creating an environment that will spur job creation in both formal and informal sectors.
“In creating job opportunities, we believe entrepreneurship is the future of the world and Zambia is no exception,” Mr Mwila said.
Meanwhile, PF deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri has castigated South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) for undermining Zambia’s justice system through their attacks on President Lungu following the incarceration of United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema.
“We strongly advise the DA and EFF to take a cue from various reputable international bodies that monitored the Zambian elections and deemed them free and fair,” Ms Phiri said.
She commended civil society organisations and the international community that have rendered solidarity to President Lungu and his administration.