By Benjamin Jumbe & Samuel Ssebuliba
Uganda today joins the rest of the world to commemorate International Labor day.
Labour Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers.
In Uganda the day is to be celebrated under the theme “Building the Nation through good work ethics” with national celebrations to be held at Kamuge Saza grounds in the eastern district of Pallisa.
The state minister for gender Hon.Peace Mutuuzo challenges workers to use this day to reflect on how best to promote good work ethics.
Meanwhile employers are challenged to ensure they invest in occupational safety and health.
The director labor in the Gender Labor and Social Development ministry Martin Wandera says this is not only good for the workers, but the employers too.
Mr. Wandera tells KFM that workers who feel safe enhance productivity and profits which in turn contributes to the wider national economy.
Workers too have spoken out as they celebrate Labor Day.
They are calling for separation of ministry of labor from its mother ministry of gender labor and social development.
Mr. Usher Wison Owere the Chairman General National Organization of Trade Unions says labor issues are mixed up with in many elements and departments of this ministry, thus isolating it is the only solution.
He adds that labor is major issue in economic transformation of any country and thus according it a full ministry will be a great tool for steering economic prosperity in Uganda.