Zimbabwe conducts labour market analysis

Staff Reporter

The Government of Zimbabwe in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is conducting a labour market analysis and is currently holding a two day Data Development Workshop (DDW) aimed at empowering businesses.

Addressing stakeholders at a data workshop yesterday, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Simon Masanga said that, the DDW, which is the first of a series of stakeholder engagements, was as part of implementing the Zimbabwe Labour Market Information System (LMIS) project.

“As enunciated in the National Development Strategy (NDS1) and indeed our National Vision 2030, affording employment opportunities to all those willing to engage in economic activities is the surest way of ensuring a high quality of life to the general populace.  This entails the designing, implementation and evaluation of policies and programmes that promote employment creation, income generation, skills development and related decent work elements,” Masanga said.

Masanga added that the LMIA will play a significant role in enhancing the development of the socio-economic aspect of the country

"As labour market stakeholders, we should realise that we have an onerous responsibility to develop an LMIS that will play a key role in the socio-economic development of our country,” added Masanga.

Other participants who are participating in the two day workshop include representatives from ILO, senior Government officials, representatives of organized labour, representatives of organized business and statisticians.