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toubab1020



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Posted - 13 Oct 2015 :  19:53:03  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Horray at last, recognition that to grow and develop as a contry Gambia must have jobs and work,at present it has very few of either,lets hope that this program to do something very powerful gets off the ground and develops itself.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The Gambia government will on Wednesday 14 October 2015 launch the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP).

The government, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), had developed a Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2015-2017, which recognizes employment creation as one of its key objectives to reduce poverty, and promote equitable, inclusive and sustainable development in The Gambia.

The launching ceremony will take place at the Coco Ocean Resort, the Trade ministry said.

The ILO constituents, which comprise the government, workers’ and employers’ representatives, agreed on key priorities, discussed and finalised The Gambia DWCP with the aim of achieving decent work imperatives.

The constituents identified and agreed on priority areas for the programme encapsulated in decent and productive employment for sustainable growth and poverty reduction, enhanced social protection, health and safety of workers at workplace and elimination of child labour, particularly in its worst form, as well as enhanced socio-economic governance through social dialogue.

The Trade ministry further stated that The Gambia DWCP had taken into account some key government medium-term plans (MTP) and strategic priorities that underpin government’s policies and programmes, such as human development and social security and cross-cutting issues such as gender, HIV and AIDS.
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toubab1020



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Posted - 14 Oct 2015 :  22:48:04  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I agree with most of this,the programme is SO obvious for development of Gambia as a nation,gone are the days of men sitting down chatting and drinking attaya all day and not working because there are no jobs.

NO WORK, NO MONEY, POVERTY, HUNGER, NO HOPE LEFT !!!

This initiative should be fully supported by those who have the money and the power to make a dream real the dream must not fail as so many others have over the past decades.




HOWEVER CARE HAS TO BE TAKEN THAT WORKERS AND EMPLOYERS DISCUSS GREVENCES AND ARRIVE AT A SOLUTION THAT BENEFITS ALL AND NOT JUST ONE SIDE, WITHDRAWAL OF LABOUR OR LOCK OUTS SHOULD NEVER PREVAIL.




Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The Gambia government has scheduled to launch a three-year Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) today, Wednesday.It was developed in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The 2015 – 2017 DWCP is said to be anchored on the promotion of decent work as a key element of economic, social and national development.

The implementation of this programme is long overdue in The Gambia, where high unemployment and underemployment are greatly responsible for the country’s not meeting the MDG target of eradicating extreme hunger and poverty.

At least 22 per cent of The Gambia’s active labour force is without employment, data from the 2010 Integrated Household Survey indicated.

Also, 40 per cent of all those who are employed do not earn enough to pull themselves and their families above the poverty line of $1.25 per day.

Underemployment and unemployment have great consequences in the drive towards reducing poverty in the country.

So it is important that the DWCP tackles these twin employment menaces that have continued to persist, as more and more people graduate from senior school, university and college to enter the job market.

But from all indications, the issue of the ‘working poor’ is not only a problem in The Gambia; the African continent is wholly affected.

A senior official of the ILO has said the number of people working in extreme poverty in Africa would increase by 20 per cent by 2015.

And according to statistics, four out of five of at least 400 million workers in Africa could not earn enough to lift their families above $2 a day.

One of the main reasons for this is not far-fetched.Most of the work in Africa, particularly The Gambia, is of a near-subsistence nature, with more than 8 out of 10 workers in the informal economy operating with low pay, low productivity and low protection.

The predominance of the informal, and not-so-strong private sector account for Gambians earning less; less than the requirement of decent work.

Therefore, the creation and enforcement of a more robust regulatory environment that protects worker’s rights, leading to a decent pay should be among key focuses of the Gambia’s DWCP.

However, tackling the issues of lack of decent work due to underemployment and unemployment requires collective action, not only from the government, but also from all other stakeholders.



http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/hope-the-decent-work-programme-lives-up-to-its-name

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.

Edited by - toubab1020 on 14 Oct 2015 23:20:33
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