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Labour minister bemoans poor farm working conditions

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The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has bemoaned the poor working conditions for most farm workers in Chongwe District.

Speaking during an inspection tour of farms in Ngwerere area, Labour Minister, Joyce Simukoko observed with concern the failure by most employers to adhere to the country’s labour laws.

Mrs Simukoko, who was in the company of Chongwe Member of Parliament , Japhen Mwakalombe accused employers of taking advantage of the ignorance of their workers to exploit them by paying them low salaries, offering poor accommodation and making them work without protective clothing.

The farms inspected include Chartonel Farm, Diamondale Farm and Enviro Flor Farm Limited.

Chongwe MP, Japhen Mwakalombe says he decided to engage the Ministry of Labour due to numerous complaints he had received from the farm workers.

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