After 25 Years… Salone Honours ILO Financial Obligation

 

By Thomas S. Kembay

The information officer at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Lansana Baryoh has disclosed that the Government of Sierra Leone has recently paid its outstanding financial contribution to the Internal Labour Organisation (ILO) after 25 years of non-compliance.

For such development, he said, ILO Regional Director of Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone and other ECOWAS countries, Mr. Dennis Zulu lauded the government of Sierra Leone, adding that the government was also commended for ratifying five (5) major ILO Conventions in recent time.

The Government of Sierra Leone, Mr. Baryoh said, was not allowed to participate actively in ILO conventions; denied training as well as financial and technical support for non-compliance to its financial obligation since 1995.

The ILO Regional Chairman, he said, has assured the Labour Ministry that the good news about Sierra Leone return to the ILO will be made known to others and that the country will begin to benefit from capacity building safety and Health Directorate of the Labour Ministry.

In another development the Minister of Labour, Adekule Milton King, he said, has ended a one-day familiarization tour of the Sierra Mining Company site.

The visit, he said, was to ensure compliance and to also reduce what use to create industrial actions in the mining sector.