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LISGIS Wants Decent Work Bill Enacted
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Deputy Director-General for Statistics and Data Processing at the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services,  Mr. Francis Wreh




LISGIS Wants Decent Work Bill Enacted

By Calvin Brooks

MONROVIA, Nov. 7 (LINA) - The Deputy Director-General for Statistics and Data Processing at the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) is calling on the Legislature to pass the Decent Work Bill.

Mr. Francis Wreh said passage of the bill will help curtail the issue of child labour in Liberia, because it will enable Liberian parents to cater to the welfare of their children.     

Mr. Wreh said the outcome of the recent child labour survey should claim the attention of the country’s lawmakers and policy framers to address the alarming rate of child engagement in the work force.

He told the Liberia News Agency (LINA) on Wednesday that passage of the decent work bill with the minimum wage set by the Legislature will restore dignity to the country’s workforce.

He added that the labour data is crucial in ensuring that government puts in place proper measures to manage the problem before it gets out of hand.

Disagreement has marred the passage of the Decent Work Bill. The House of Representatives passed the billwithout setting a minimum wage, while the Upper House (Senate) passed the bill with the minimum wage set at six United States dollars per day, which the Lower House rejected.

The Decent Work Bill continues to linger in committee rooms of both houses of the bicameral legislature.


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