The President of Africa Business Rountable, (ABR) Dr. Bamanga Tukur has called on the private sector workforce to unite more in building the African continent.
Every year, 1st May sees the global working communities celebrating workers day or in some countries Labour Day. It is promoted by the International Labour movement, amongst others. The date was chosen for International Workers’ Day by the Second International, a pan-national organization of socialist and communist political parties. In the 1904 International Socialist Conference in Amsterdam, the Sixth Conference of the Second International, called on “all Social Democratic Party organisations and trade unions of all countries to demonstrate energetically on the First of May for the legal establishment of the 8-hour day, for the class demands of the proletariat, and for universal peace.”
Dr. Bamanga commended their tenacity and commitments to see the working ethics across Africa sustain and improved bearing the challenges they faced. He said sharing their experiences should bring them together to unites more to build the continent and in so doing would be able to break-down barriers facing the working populous on the continent.
Dr Tukur was speaking in London where he met Africa’s entrepreneurs. He sees their participation from the private sector as the engine that will speed up the needed investments and jobs creation for workers in Africa.
According to African Development Bank “the primacy of the private sector in African growth must be seen in context. The public sector still needs to create an environment in which the private sector can thrive and the two must work together to deliver services and opportunities.
It is African businesses that will create African jobs, by training and using African talent, and by developing the potential of services and industries, through the sustainable management and prudent use of Africa’s considerable natural resources. This will plough the dividends of enterprise back into the lives of Africans and African societies. The private sector can also deliver services to society’s most vulnerable people and – if it is properly regulated and responsible – it can help to make society at large well-regulated and responsible”.
Selected few entrepreneurs promises to look into the clarion calls by Africa’s leaders especially Nigeria’s and hope the mechanism to make job creations easier and simpler are adopted.
He reminded them that their experience and businesses in the Western nations will be of benefits more and strongly in Africa. The workers rights though very hard to achieved will need to be encourage through their willingness to partner with governments across the continent.
“It is important for the private sector to join hands with willing leaders in Africa to build the continent. Alluta continues. I wish all workers across Africa, a joyful and progressive workers’ day.” President Tukur added.