The General Manager of Milla Group Rajesh said his company has provided over 250 jobs to mostly Sierra Leoneans within their area operation and also provides daily hire jobs for hundreds of youths on contract basis.
He said the success of the company is as a result of the good work and productive workforce of the company.
Rajesh said the work of laborers is valuable to society and every bit of work or service they do or offer makes a difference towards the development of the company and satisfaction of customers.
He added that the company has also been promoting local staff to top positions of the company which is part of the Local Content Policy regulations and training of local staff is also in progress in various departments of the company.
He expressed thanks and appreciation to all workers of the company for their relent efforts to make Milla Group one of the best plastic manufacturing company in the country.
The Milla Group General Manager Rajesh also said that his workers contribution towards the Social Security Scheme is update and the welfare of workers is a top most priority of the company.
Milla Group was awarded the best Manufacturing company in seeking workers welfare in 2016 by the Sierra Leone Labour Congress
Speaking on the theme of this year’s commemoration; “Promoting Employment Rights”, President Koroma pointed out that the appropriateness and timeliness of the theme was in sync with government’s programmes in having good working conditions and an effective and efficient workforce.
He also registered his commitment to strengthen the relationship with the Sierra Leone Labour Congress (SLLC) and assured that the challenges raised by the congress will be addressed. President Koroma described his government as a listening one that will ensure that the issues facing workers are given utmost attention.
“We need to have a happy workforce,” the president said, and expressed hope that the efforts, energy and efficiency of the Sierra Leonean workforce will significantly help to build the country. He emphasized that government’s commitment to promoting and safeguarding the labour force has been captured in the domestication of international labour laws.
The Minister of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) Mr Matthew Teambo said his ministry has made tremendous progress in promoting and safeguarding the country’s labour force.
He highlighted some of the achievements government has made to protect employment rights, including a labour force survey, National Employment Policy, Migration Policy, reform of the existing labour laws as well as working on a national social health insurance policy that will be of huge benefit to all workers.
Delivering his statement, the Director General of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) Mr Sedu Mans said NASSIT was established to safeguard and protect the interest of workers.
The Acting President of the Sierra Leone Labour Congress (SLLC) Mr Jennings AB Wright described International Workers Day dubbed May Day as a red letter day for all workers in the country. He thanked the government for the transformative strides in infrastructure, energy, health and other sectors, and the establishment of the Legal Aid Board.
He called on government to support and strengthen the Labour Ministry and review the Social Security Act. Awards to deserving individuals and institutions climaxed the colorful ceremony.