MOGADISHU, Somalia – The President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has issued a statement to mark International Workers’ Day as May 1 is marked around the world.
Mohamed has congratulated on all workers and laborers who played an important role in the country’s growth and development.
Mr. Mohamed says he wished May Day, which is celebrated as the day of unity and solidarity of workers and laborers across the world, will conduce to a fair working environment.
He says his government adopted several measures and programs to increase employment and reduce unemployment.
“We remember the great efforts and historical role of Somali workers in the history of our country, based on the struggle for the independence and the foundations of our nation”, he said.
Mohamed said his government has emphasized the completion of the staff’s workforce to secure work environment.
The President noted that Somali workers have been working hard in recent years, amid deadly attacks by al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab.
“We prioritize the promotion of employment opportunities for young people and ensuring adequate wages in their lives, which we intend to reduce unemployment in our country”, he said.