THE Government needs sh1.052 billion to compensate its employees and victims of ebola, the minister of Gender, labour and social development, Zoe Bakoko Bakoru, has said.
Bakoko said more than 61 government employees who were involved in accidents from 1993-2003 and 31 ebola victims from Gulu have never been compensated.
â€œThe delay in reviewing the outstanding labour laws and lack of a national employment policy has affected ministry of gender activities. We now need sh1b for workers compensation,â€ Bakoko recently told the parliamentary social service committee.
Majority of the workers are from Police, ministry of health, prisons and a few from the ministries of works, public service, local government and agriculture.
She said sh445m was needed for the inspection of workplaces and to enforce the workers rights.
â€œThe department of occupational safety and health, plans to expand inspection services to each 3,000 workplaces every year,â€ Bakoko said.
She said, â€œIf we want to increase productivity in this country, its important that the Government provides funds for the inspection of workers.â€
Sh1b to pay off ebola victims