Youth urged to develop innovations to solve socio-economic problems

28Sep 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Youth urged to develop innovations to solve socio-economic problems

MINISTER of State, Prime Minister’s Office (Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Youth, Employment and Persons with Disability) Jenista Mhagama has urged young people to work hard and be more innovative in their work places so as to increase productivity and contribute to economic growth.

Jenista Mhagama.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam during the weekend during the signing of a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between Oryx Energies and the Tanzania Union of Industrial and Commercial Worker (TUICO) as well as financial and service institutions, the Minister said young people should not stay relaxed after securing job opportunities but rather work hard to contribute to the growth of the companies.

Mhagama said the agreement will enable the employees to work in a more striking environment and benefit more.

She said signing of the agreement was a milestone stage for the employees and employers in the whole process of increasing incentives and productivity.

“It is very rare to see management striving to create a conducive and friendly environment with their workers. Most of the time even resolutions to put a friendly environment between the two sides have been proving no futile but Oryx has done it and this should be hailed as it will bring positive income not only to the factories, companies but to the national economic growth,” she said.

“I am so happy to see the agreement speaking on increasing maternity leave period, this shows how you care a lot about the health of women and children, I encourage other companies to allocate special breastfeeding areas so as to allow mothers to take care of their children,” she asserted.

The minister also hailed Oryx for also funding school fees of the workers’ children.

Bonicafe Mkakatisi, TUICO secretary hinted on the note calling young people in various areas of work not to relax but rather be active and increase efficiency in everything they do.

Oryx Energies managing director Kalpeshi Metha commended the government through President Samia Suluhu Hassan for creating a conducive investment environment which attracts more people to invest and thus produce more employment opportunities.

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