WARMA’s 2018 Labour Day celebrations
Labour Day in Zambia is celebrated every year on MAY 1 and it is also known as “May day or workers day.” It is a day when workers, regardless of the type of job one does, come together to rejoice over their achievements.
The workers also use the occasion to share the challenges they may have faced with their employers during the execution of their duties.
Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) participated in this year’s 2018 Labour Day celebrations which was held under the theme “Building partnership for Sustainable National Development through decent job creation and Social Justice.”
Looking at this year’s theme, one would ask just how job creation, building partnership and social justice can promote national economic growth and respect workers’ rights. WARMA recognises the important role that a worker plays in driving the economy of the country forward. It was noted that the labour movement believes that the economy of any country can only grow when its citizens have jobs through which they can generate income instead of depending on handouts from Government for their survival.
As WARMA, we are happy with this year’s theme because it is in line with our objectives and expectations. We believe that sustainable development can only be achieved through better management of water resources both surface and ground water as is it said that “every drop counts.