Celebrations marking the 135th edition of the International Labour Day have been cancelled in Cameroon for the second consecutive year due to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
In a release issued this Thursday April 22, the Minister of Labour and Social Security, Gregoire Owona informs actors in the Labour sector that the traditional parade that usually marks the end of activities marking the Day will not take place this year once again due to COVID-19.
He has called on them to organize sensitization campaigns and exchange activities focused on this year’s theme in strict respect of anti-COVID-19 barrier measures outlined by the government.
The theme adopted is: “The world of work and the COVID-19 pandemic: securing workers’ health, a great challenge in the preservation of achievements within companies.”
Just like last year, Minister Gregoire Owona will be live on State television on Saturday May 1st to exchange with workers on issues faced by the labour sector in Cameroon.