Fight for equal pay for equal work, Rogan urges Zambians

By Staff Reporter


The United Nations resident coordinator Janet Rogan has encouraged female students to fight for a better Zambia where equal pay for equal work is paramount.


During a four-hour tour of Ndola’s Northern Technical College (NORTECH), Rogan, also the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) country coordinator, expressed happiness and satisfaction with the level of training and skills development at the college.


“What stole the moment of her visit was the involvement of women in industrial engineering-related programmes which are highly dominated by men. She later toured the various training facilities at the Ndola based technical college to the delight of staff and students,” a statement posted on the United Nations Zambia’s social media page read. “Before ending her 4-hour tour of the campus, Ms. Rogan gave a motivational and insightful talk with the female students whom she encouraged to keep up with the good works and push for a better Zambia where equal pay for equal work is paramount.”


She highlighted, the statement further indicated, that women were part of the industrialisation and diversification of Zambia’s economy, which have been clearly outlined in the 7th National Development Plan.


“Ms. Rogan was welcomed by the institutions principal Mr. Victor Mulenga who regarded her visit as memorable. The Resident Coordinator is in Ndola to attend the 54th Zambia International Trade Fair which will be officially opened tomorrow under the theme ‘Private Sector – Key to Industrialisation’,” the statement read in part.