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ILO commends Zambia social protection coverage

The International Labour Organization -ILO- has commended Zambia for extending the country’s social protection coverage to the informal sector under the National Pensions Scheme Authority (NAPSA).

Speaking during the 49th Session of the African Region Labour Administration Centre (ARLAC) High-level Meeting for Senior Officials in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ILO Senior Social Protection Specialist Andrew Allieu also commended Zambia for achieving above 24 percent of the social protection coverage.

Mr. Allieu encouraged member countries to work towards narrowing the gap, as the world target was 40 percent by 2025.

And Ministry of Labour Acting Permanent Secretary Zechariah Luhanga, said Zambia is ready to benefit from implementing the Advanced Labour Market Courses developed by ARLAC.

He said ARLAC was in the process of signing a Memoranda of Understanding with the University of Zambia and the Open University of Mauritius.

Mr. Luhanga said the initiative will benefit labour market players and Zambians across different sectors by providing certified training appropriate for officials of the Labour Administration system in ARLAC member countries.

And During the ARLAC Governing Council meeting, Zambia was elected member of the ARLAC Executive Management Committee, whose mandate runs for two years from 2022 to 2024.

This is according to a statement issued by first Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Inutu Mwanza.


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