Over 2 million Zambians were hired between 2000, 2010
Lusaka, November 18, ZA NIS-----Minister of Labour and Social Security Austin Liato has disclosed that about 2.5 million Zambians were employed between 2000 and 2010 in the formal and informal sectors out of the 4.6 million targeted potential employees in the country.
Mr Liato stated that most of these jobs were from the informal sector which he described as the most ideal achievement in a growing nation like Zambia.
ZANIS reports that the Minister was responding to Lukulu Member Member of Parliament Batuke Imenda who wanted to know the number of jobs Government had created between 2000 and 2009.
He also disclosed that about 3, 112 800 jobs were lost between 2000 and 2010.
And Mr Liato revealed that Government was currently recruiting health personnel in the country in order to reduce the deficit the sector was facing.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Kapembwa Simbao told Parliament today that the MMD Government was doing everything possible to improve the health sector and called on the private sector to join hands with Government in ensuring that the citizenry were availed with good health facilities.
He said the Government of President Banda was there to prove to the Zambian people that it was there to fulfil the promises made by the republican president in 2008.