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Somalia has launched a five-year decent work policy that aims to improve the conditions of the country’s workers following an agreement between the Somali government and representatives from workers and employer’s union in Mogadishu.

The programme dubbed Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) will put in more effort in several areas including promoting fair opportunities for Jobs creation and skills development, extending social protection for all, institutional capacity for labour administration; as well as social dialogue for protecting labour rights.

In a three day workshop held in Mogadishu, the sides discussed Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) which a joint model focusing on enhancement of the working condition in the horn of Africa nation.

Speaking at the meeting, Somali minister for labour, Sadik Warfa welcomed the moving saying his government will extend to support to the implementation of the programme.

“The Government of Somalia is keen to enhance employment and bring a positive change in the lives of Somali women and men through their access to decent working conditions,” said Sadik.

On his part, Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) secretary-general Omar Faruk lauded the programme and expressed hope that it will play vital role in improving conditions of the workers in the country.

“It will improve the working conditions of a large informal economy of Somalia as the workers previously had no access to social protection, decent wages, and any other decent conditions at their workplaces,” he said.

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