The government says the recognition of worker’s rights is central to national, regional and international development as it is an enabler of stability and economic sustainability.

This was said by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Mr Ngoni Masoka at the ongoing 43rd Africa Regional Labour Administration Centre (ARLAC) Governing Council Meeting and High Level Symposium on Fundamental Principles and Rights at work  in Victoria Falls.

Mr Masoka said African countries should be commended for the high number of ratifications, while further progress in additional ratifications should still be encouraged.

He said the relatively high number of African cases that come before the International Labour Conference Committee on the Application of Standards every year shows that many African countries are facing challenges in domesticating the principles and provisions of these conventions in law and practice.

The platform is going to afford labour experts an opportunity to discuss pertinent issues, share notes on best practices and improve labour administration across the continent.

The 4-day meeting is being attended by delegates who include ministers and senior government officials  from 19 member countries and the International Labour Organisation.