In cognizance of the International Labour Organisation’s press release of 28 April 2020 entitled
Safety and Health at Work Can Save Lives and Help Stop the Covid-19 Pandemic , Tama Farmers Trust urges all its members to put to practice what the Trust emphasizes in its drive to train farmers in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). Assess the risks available, rate them, start reducing or eradicating the risks and remain safe and healthy. Farmers need safe water at household as well as farm environment.
The ILO states
As the world celebrate this year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work, commemorated on 28 April each year, there is need to address the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus in the world’s workplaces. In Malawi, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is supporting the Government, workers, and employers to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 by reinforcing the social protection and labour protection clusters of the National Preparedness and Response Plan and sponsoring rapid assessments of the impacts of the crisis on the labour market, so that the ILO can support our partners and the broader United Nations (UN) country team to target our responses for maximum impact.