Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said modernization of farming was imperative to decrease unemployment in the nation. Modernization of agriculture generates new jobs, so development and commercialization in agriculture is a present require, he added.
Inaugurating the National Labour and Employment Conference 2019 did yesterday, PM Oli said, “Nepal’s agriculture is traditional- production is low, land smaller and unorganized. So, with modernization, people should be attracted to agriculture. Agriculture needs to enhance industry and trade.”
Mentioning that a lot of youths was bound to leave the country for lack of job opportunities here, he urged all concerned to retain youths, creating attractive jobs- dignified work, proper salary. Employment is not a mere occupying in a work but creating jobs for others too, the PM stressed.
Based on the PM, the time has come for ensuring jobs to educated people. The academic certificate must be a tool to solve the unemployment problem. Education useful to life is necessary.
Want to work together with opposition
The government is yearning for growth by working together with the opposition. “The nation is common, we need to work by collaborating with the opposition,” he stated, wondering, “The opposition might not have liked the government. But, can’t we come together for development?”
The government wants to free people from poverty and paucity. “We should not make the future generation face the same problems we have. I ensure the utmost positive results during my tenure. I had a resolution for change,” PM Oli committed.
He considered that the conference would identify issues in the employment sector and recommend a suggestion for the solution.
On the event, Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Gokarna Bista, said it was a challenging task to make the informal sector formal since a lot of the employment sector was in the informal sector.
Stating that the growth of technology, climate change, and demographic change had impacted the world’s labor market in a new way, Bista underscored the have to move forward in a new day to tackle the increasing burgeoning challenges.
Based on him, the government had declared to give employment opportunities to additional 500,000 people in the current fiscal year for which he pressed for collaboration among the local, provincial and federal government as well as the personal sector for job creations in the nation.
Likewise, Nepali Congress leader and former Minister Ramesh Lekhak opined that if the conference would help identify the prospects of employment possibilities in the country, it would create jobs for those yearning for betterment. Lekhak pressed for promoting domestic employment to replace foreign employment.
He spoke of the need to advertise industrialization and attract foreign investment in the nation. The leader from the major opposition party said, “Nepali Congress would support every positive program that the government forwards.” Secretary at the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security Mahesh Prasad Dahal said during the two-day conference, conversations would be held on various facets of employment, Nepali labor market, and work culture, entrepreneurship of Nepali youths and development of skills for employment among others.