The Minister for Gender Labour and Social Development, Hon. Amongi Betty Ongom has today conducted spot inspections on various factories to assess the labour-related issues faced by workers.
The minister started her visits on Thursday at Rose Foam mattresses factory in Mbalala, along the Mukono-Jinja highway and later extended to Tian Tang industries, Royal Van Zanten Flower Farm and Sunbelt Industries LTD in Namanve.
By press time, the Minister was still locked in a meeting with the management of Sunbelt to find immediate solutions to the reported wanton dismissal of workers and the poor working conditions including the lack of worker’s contracts and appointments, non-issuance of worker’s identification cards, harassment, despicable sanitation and the lack of protective gears, among others.
The Minister promised to step up inspection of workplaces across the country in order to bring to book employers who operate without respecting labour standards.
The inspections continue tomorrow to cover more factories and the Kampala Flyover project.