THE Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs has said it has been impressed with improvements made in institutions under the Prime Minister’s Office (Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled) in serving citizens during the past five years.
Speaking after concluding the committee’s meetings with entities under the Prime Minister’s Office at the weekend, committee chairperson Mohamed Mchengerwa said: “From the reports we have gone through we have seen improvements as compared to the past. So, we commend the ministry and its institutions for the job well done,” Mr Mchengerwa noted.
He said nowadays many government institutions had strengthened their capacity, mentioning the Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA) as one of those entities which had done a great job in strengthening its systems for ensuring the workplace adhered to safety and health guidelines.
Mr Mchengerwa, who is a legislator for Rufiji, said during the meeting the committee used the platform to advise the institutions on how they could continue improving their performance.
Some of the institutions which met with the committee included OSHA, Workers Compensation Fund (WCF) and Commission for Mediation and Arbitration (CMA).
The committee said those institutions had made revolutions in its systems and operations, which had impacted on service delivery.
“We had a good presentation from OSHA on occupational safety and health and how it is organised to protect the labour force. Since we are all workers we have to know risks that may occur in the workplace,” Ms Asha Abdallah Juma, a member of the committee, said.
Another member of the committee, Mr Yahaya Massare, pointed out that a move by OSHA to remove some unnecessary levies was a catalyst for adherence to occupational safety and health guidelines.