Liberia Labor Congress Seeks Better Industry
The Liberia Labor Congress (LLC) wants the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) led government to industrialize Liberia’s economy.
According to the Secretary General of the LLC, David D. Sackoh, the industrialization of the economy will foster huge employment across the country.
Mr. Sackoh stated that if concession companies start manufacturing raw materials in Liberia, it will go a long way to enhance the diversification of the economy rather than exporting all the raw materials abroad.
He noted that the lack of manufacturing plants within concessions agreements is hampering the development of industrial sector and according to him, it has the potential to create more jobs for Liberians.
He asserted that processing of iron ore and rubber in Liberia will expand economic base and improve the employment situation among young Liberians.
The LLC Secretary General pointed out that the LLC has congratulated President George M. Weah for a successful inauguration and applauded him for his fantastic inaugural message in which he mentioned his interest to improve the conditions of Liberian workers.
He indicated that the LLC will work along with government to improve the conditions of workers with living wage and promote their interest in the public and private sectors.
Mr. Sackoh stressed that the LLC has written President Weah requesting to hold audience to discuss labor matters, noting that the LLC represents the interest of workers in the public and private sector as well as the informal economy in Liberia.
He explained that the LLC is prepared to champion the plight of Liberian workers with the CDC led government harmonically.
He emphasized that the LLC will work with the Labor Ministry to constitute the minimum wage board to determine the minimum wage of Liberian workers.
Mr. Sackoh disclosed that the LLC is working with worker unions across the country to strengthen unionism through unity and cooperation among all workers.