Simukoko said such unsubstantiated claims of corruption about labours officers were discouraging them from doing their job properly.
She said in view of the allegations of corruption of it’s officers, the Ministry has now constituted a committee in every district that will include the District Commissioner, Labour Commissioner, NAPSA, Mine Unions among others to conduct spot check inspections.
“We have constituted labour committees hopefully with this we will hear less accusations on our officers because it is also a sin accusing someone of being bribed without any evidence.
“So with this I don’t think there will be any company that will bribe the whole committee as being alleged unless that one is a biggest briber,” Simukoko said.
She added that the labour offices were understaffed due to inadequate funding hence the need to allow officers execute their duties without any accusations that end up demotivating them.
Simukoko has proposed to the Mine Unions to consider merging as one unit for more strength during negotiations.
Speaking when she met Mine Unions, Simukoko – an ex-fierce trade unionist – said much as it was their right to work separately it was important that they consider working together.