Zim joins SADC nations in harmonising migration regulations

Zim joins SADC nations in harmonising migration regulations

By Stanley James, Business Editor

ZIMBABWE is collaborating with other SADC countries in harmonising immigration policies to facilitate socio-economic development in the region.

Representatives of SADC countries, including Zimbabwe, are in Harare for a three-day conference to map the way forward on the issue of labour migration in the region.

“This is an ideal platform towards ensuring we can find each other on issues relating to labour migration,” said Hopolang Phororo, ILO Country Director for Zimbabwe and Namibia.

“As Zimbabwe, we are ready to deal with some of the challenges so that there is smooth transition in terms of policy formulation to match the current trends,” said Mukwehwa, EMCOZ executive director.

The Government has outlined its position on labour migration.

“The Government of Zimbabwe has adopted a national labour migration policy which seeks to foster empowerment and rights of migrant workers,” said Honourable Lovemore Matuke, the Deputy Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare.

Some of the issues being discussed during the regional meeting include promoting safe, orderly and regular migration of people in a dignified manner that protects their safety and rights.