Unemployment throughout Kenya is one of the biggest problems that the country has to face, and the country is tackling this in a way that maybe unique.
Unemployment throughout Kenya is one of the biggest problems that the country has to face, and the country is tackling this in a way that maybe unique. The Government has decreed that all private employers will take on an additional 10% labour force, while the government will increase it staffs by 15%. Handout No. 217 dated 10th Feb will explain the scheme fully. This afternoon in the Charter Hall the Government met the Federation of Labour and the Federation of Employers to sign the agreement that has been drawn up regarding this scheme. The names of the men at the top table are as under:-
Left to right. Acting Labour Commissioners. G. OWUOR
Perm. Secretary, Labour. M.A.O. NDISI.
Parliamentary Secretary Labour. J. ODERO-JOUI.
Parliamentary Secretary Treasury. M. KIBAKI.
Minister for Justice. TOM MBOYA.
Minister for Labour. G.N. MWENDWA.
Minister for Health. Dr. M. NJOROGE.
Minister for Works. D. MWANYUMBA.
Minister for Natural Resources. L.G. SAGINI.
Minister for Local Government. S.O. AYODO.
(Enclosed also are copies of the agreement and the speech made by Sir Colin Campbell at the signing of the agreement, which will give some idea of the problems which will be faced when the agreement is ratified).