Monday October 21, 2019
Monday, October 21, 2019
Monday October 21, 2019

Egypt Today – Egypt

Egyptian Finance Minister named best finance min. in MENA, North Africa for 2019 – GlobalMarkets

ANGOP – Angola

Angolan President to travel to Russia Tuesday

SA News – South Africa

SA, China strengthen cooperation in education

The Libya Observer – Libya

Russia and Germany review situations in Libya

TAP – Tunisia

Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia elected MENA Central Bank Governor of 2019

African Development Bank (Abidjan)

African Development Bank Approves $1 Million Grant to Children's Food and Nutrition Security Programs


Kenya: Govt Starts Vaccinating Girls Against Human Papilloma Virus

The East African (Nairobi)

East African Banks Rank Among World's Top Performers

Daily Maverick (Johannesburg)

South Africa Has No Energy Crisis - Mineral Resources and Energy Minister

The New Times – Rwanda

Support ILO initiative for informal sector workers

A group of 150 workers in the paint and coatings industry constituted the first cohort of trainees under the International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s Promoting Decent Work in Rwanda’s Informal Economy project which targets to cover some 3000 workers in the informal sector.

Beneficiary workers also train in their rights as employees, such as their safety, pay, and insurance, among others.

With nearly 90 per cent of the country’s workforce in the informal sector, the importance of such initiatives cannot be overemphasised and we can only hope that ILO Rwanda Office will get all the support it needs to accomplish this task.

For workers to reach their potential they need the right set of skills and work environment and it’s imperative that employers invest in both aspects.

There is a need for workers to be empowered with skills that will make them more productive and competitive in the labor market both in Rwanda and beyond.

But for workers to perform to their potential they need a safe and healthy work environment that inspires innovation, creativity, and imagination. Yet this is not possible if the worker is not sure of when they will be receiving their next paycheque, or when they or their family members cannot access medical care.

That’s why the ILO project needs to be embraced by all stakeholders, especially employers.

Importantly, responsible government institutions, professional associations, and trade unions need to back the initiative.

Indeed, everyone benefits when workers are not only skilled but are also motivated and empowered.