Mpulungu stampede: Women continue trooping for more jobs

Women in Mpulungu this morning continued trooping to Great Lakes Products company to look for casual jobs despite government and the company suspending the exercie.

Eleven job-seekers, mostly women and children, recently died during a stamped at the company when they went looking for casual jobs that offers them food-stuffs and minimal wages.

Northern Province PS, Emmanuel Mwamba, ordered the Commissioner of Police in the Province to disperse the desparate women who line-up as early as 05.oo hours to wait for casual jobs.

Youth and Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili on Tuesday said he was shocked with the levels of desperation for employment in Zambia.

Mr. Kambwili whose party won election using jobless desperation in the country by promising to create jobs within 90 days said his government would start working hard to create employment opportunities.

Kambwili said his government would start priotising employment creation in the coming months.

Council of Churches in Zambia General Secretary, Rev. Suzanne Matale said the PF government should start honouring the promise of creating employment and putting more money.

Rev. Matale said there were many other people, especially women, who are involved deplorable job activities, such illegal miners on the Copperbelt in order to survive and have something to eat.

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