Labourers

Dr. Aceng to Lira City labourers: “You are the backbone of the development we see”

(Last Updated On: 1 May 2024)

Lira | Every year on May 1, Uganda celebrates International Labour Day with the rest of the world. 

The day is observed to raise awareness about the importance and sacrifices that workers (labourers) make for the development of their countries.

Uganda’s national celebration will take place at Makabura Grounds in Fort Portal City under the theme: “Improving Access to Labour Justice: A Prerequisite for Increased Productivity.”

Aside from a national celebration, many districts, municipalities, and cities will hold belated celebrations at a later date with the same theme.

As Lira City prepares to celebrate, its woman MP, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero, believes that labourers are the backbone of development.

“A nation grows because of its labourers regardless of their educational status. Therefore, I would like to join His Excellency the President of the Republic of Uganda, Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, in congratulating all those who work for our country. Labourers are the foundation of our development,” she said.

“Labourers provide services; they are our pillars,” Dr. Aceng continued.

“As a representative of the people of Lira City, I am committed to ensuring that labourers’ rights are respected and that their working conditions promote good health and well-being.

“This is the day to commemorate each of you and say, ‘Your contributions to society are immense’.”

“As a result, I commit to standing with you and advocating for better-healthier working conditions.”

A healthy country, according to Dr. Aceng, is one with a healthy workforce.

The day will be commemorated globally to ensure workplace safety and health in the face of climate change.

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