A scheme to help reduce unemployment throughout Kenya got underway yesterday, (Monday), with a nationwide registration of all workless.
Film shows queues of unemployment in Nairobi waiting to register at the Labour Exchange. The queues were long and strong police units were called out to control the crowds.
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Background: A scheme to help reduce unemployment throughout Kenya got underway yesterday, (Monday), with a nationwide registration of all workless. It follows an agreement between the Kenya Government, management and the Unions for all-out effort to raise the work force by 10 per cent.
The Minister for Labour, Mr. Mwendwa, appealed to all employers to submit requisition for extra workers. He stated that if everyone pulled together, they could make a substantial contribution to the relief of unemployment.
The registration scheme is being worked on a system of priorities and no one seeking registration is allowed to register outside the area where they live. For unemployed who have gone to the cities from rural areas, their priorities are being based on how long they've been in the cities.