GOVT RENEWS COMMITMENT TO CURB CHILD LABOUR

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GOVT RENEWS COMMITMENT TO CURB CHILD LABOUR

B MULENGA

 

By Mwenya Mofya

 

The government has disclosed that it is partnering with International Labor Organizations to ensure that child labour is eliminated in the country.

 

The 2014 labour statistics indicate that Zambia has more than 500,000 child workers and of these, 58 percent are 14 years or younger with the majority working in the agriculture sector.

 

In addition, the 2012 labour force survey estimated a total number of 1.2 million children aged 4 to 14 years in Zambia were involved in child labour.

 

In an interview with 5fm News, Ministry Of Labor and Social Security Permanent Secretary Barnaby Mulenga says labour inspectors continuously visit farms, especially in rural areas to ensure that parents and employers do not engage children in abusive activities.

 

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