Yesterday, Rwanda joined the rest of the world in celebrating the International Labour Day.
This year’s celebrations were centred mainly on promoting the culture of professionalism and identifying successful entrepreneurs who can serve as models for other Rwandans.
Rwandans also used the day to recognise the role of good governance and leadership in promoting quality labour.
In her message dedicated to the celebration of this year’s Labour Day, the Minister for Public Service and Labour, Judith Uwizeye, stressed that quality labour is the foundation of sustainable development.
“We should strive to increase production through professionalism. More specifically, women and youth should tap into the available opportunities to create jobs. All the institutions – (public and private) should be proud of their collective role in promoting quality labour and therefore strive to keep the momentum.”
The Day was marked at institutional level. Employers and their teams gathered to discuss ways to enhance efficiency in their day-to-day tasks.
The different topics which were discussed in the workplace include; Improving professionalism, hard work, effective service delivery, capacity building, and promoting the use of technology.
It was also an opportunity to elect and award the best performing employee [2014-2015] in different public institutions.