Social Security: “The Rate of Accidents at Work Among Workers Aged 15 to 24 is 40% in Africa”

For two successive days, the business leaders, workers and initiators of the campaign have sustained and interactive exchanged around the improvement of health, safety and well-being at work on the African continent. Nearly 1,500 participants responded positively to the “Vision Zero” campaign for Africa.

At the closing ceremony of the campaign held in a hotel complex on Friday, the Minister of Social Welfare welcomed the commitment of all.

“At the end of these days I would like to congratulate you warmly for the quality of the reflections which were carried out and the fertility of the works I would especially like to salute the frankness which characterized your exchanges” congratulated the minister Ivoirien Jean Claude Kouassi.

He also called on all the actors present to take a particular interest in “zero vision”.

“If Africa is the continent of youth, the global health statistics show that the rate of work-related accidents among workers aged between 15 and 24 is 40% higher than among workers over 25 years old. The future of the African continent commits us to take this fight seriously for the safety of workers “.

The Secretary General of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) Hans-Horst KONKOLEWSKY, project leader in association with the Social Welfare Institution – National Social Insurance Fund (IPS-CNPS), welcomed the mobilization of all institutions mobilized for the success of the event.

This campaign had the agreement of 314 companies, 64 partners (including 44 ministries, 20 social security institutions) and 50 trainers.

The director general of the CNPS Charles Kouassi reminded the stake of the well-being of this campaign to the companies.

“For the well-being and progress of our societies, we all as Africans have a special interest in taking an active part in the success of this campaign”

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