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Education is key for the job market, says NWSC MD Dr. Mugisha

PS Ministry of Gender, Pius Bigirimana in the company of Sam Lyomoki and NWSC MD Eng. Dr. Mugisha Silver at the opening ceremony of the 108th session of the International Labour Organization Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

KAMPALA – The Federation of Uganda Employers Chairman Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha has urged employers to promote coaching, mentorship and education at their workplaces to improve employee productivity.

In an interview during the opening ceremony of the 108th session of the International Labour Organization Conference in Geneva, Dr. Silver said that employers should put a key emphasis on sustainable development, promote the migitation of effects of climate change and ensure social justice and inclusion at the workplace.

He added that organisations should look beyond aid and develop a self-sustaining mentality, increase focus on technical and vocational skills development for staff, inculcate the need for life-long learning, put emphasis on education for staff as key in supporting access to and retention in the job market in Uganda.

He further urged the employers to embrace principles of the tripartite agreement of the International Labour Organization.

NWSC Managing Director, Eng. Dr. Silver Mugisha and Workers MP Sam Lyomoki listen in at the opening ceremony of the 108th session of the International Labour Organization Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

The Executive Director FUE Mr Douglas Opio shared that the event is a special International Labour Conference since it marks the centenary celebration of ILO’s existence. A tripartite organisation that has been at the forefront in the promotion of decent work for all.

“We need to discuss the future of work while taking into account the future of the businesses that shall create the desired jobs. Businesses need the right environment to create sustainable and decent jobs,” he said

The Ugandan delegation to Switzerland is led by the Hon Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Hon Janat Mukwaya who is leading a tripartite delegation of Government that includes Permanent Secretary Mr Pius Bigirimana and the Director and Commissioner of Labour while the employers delegation is led by FUE Chairman Dr Eng Silver Mugisha and the worker’s delegation led by Mr Peter Werikhe Secretary General of NOTU respectively

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