PM hails ATE for organising 2023 award, demand employers consistent 

DAR ES SALAAM: PRIME Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa has commended the Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE) for organising the Employer of the Year Award (EYA 2023), urging all winners to maintain their characters which led them to victory.

Mr Majaliwa said on Monday that ATE’s annual awards are a critical catalyst for competition among employers to strengthen working conditions including job safety, high standard of production and good relations with employees for development of their companies or organisations.

The statement was made on Monday on behalf of the Prime Minister by the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (Labour, Youth, Employment and Persons with Disability), Professor Joyce Ndalichako during the EYA 2023 award ceremony, which was held in Dar es Salaam.

“I congratulate ATE for organising EYA 2023 and setting clear criteria to pick winners… we believe this award will continue to encourage competition among employees to keep excelling,” Prof Ndalichako said.

She urged all participants who lost the race to overall best employer winner among others category to not give up but instead learn from the winners and integrate the ATE’s requirement in the next year’s competition for outperforming one another.

Prof Ndalichako commended ATE for including urgency current issues for the country’s socio-economic development such as climate change and environment management, crisis management, diversity and inclusion as well as gender equality and equity which are vital in boosting inclusivity and productivity.

She directed employers to keep on considering people with disabilities in recruitment by ensuring at least three per cent of the total employment opportunities are occupied by them, as the country laws direct.

Prof Ndalichako said the government will continue acting as the bridge between employers and employees for smooth growth of business by creating conducive investment opportunities including policies, regulation and laws saying the private sector stands as pivot for national transformation.

She said so far, the country is rolling out key development opportunities including on roads and maritime, expansion of airports, the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), and the Julius Nyerere Hydro Power plant for adequate electricity, all together are rooted on ensuring private sectors succeed.

Earlier, ATE’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ms Suzanne Ndomba Doran said this year’s award included about 1,500 participants (companies and organisations) which submitted their questionnaires where 93 were nominated to compete in the 14 categories of the awards.

Ms Doran appreciated all the participants and sponsors for showcasing interest in the award to make it a reality while thanking the government for continuing to create a favourable environment for business prosperity.

In the decorated award ceremonies that drew attention by bringing (CEOs) both private and public sectors in the country, the Barrick North Mara emerged as the Overall Winner for the EYA 2023.

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