Malawi Vice-President Khumbo Kachali says there is a need for the country to adopt and implement the employment and labour policy if its economy is to be stabilised.
Kachali said this in Malawiâ€™s capital Lilongwe on Monday when he opened a two-day high-level national policy dialogue workshop.
He said the labour force plays a crucial role in accelerating the economy and development.
â€œJust recently, I launched the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy [MDGSII] and the Economic Recovery Plan [ERP], the whole idea of launching the two was to change our focus and concentrate on the sectors that would help stimulate the countryâ€™s economy. In the MDGSII, we mentioned of job creation as another area that could assist in bringing the economy back on track.
â€œHowever, there canâ€™t be progress if the labour market is not provided with the much-needed attention and support,â€ he said.
International Labour Organisation (ILO) employment specialist Mohamed Gassama said Malawi needs reforms that would stabilise the economy.
President of Malawi Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) Chauluka Muwake said Malawi need to regulate the labour market to open opportunities to every Malawian.â€”Mana