Vision, Mission & Mandate 2018-07-05T07:52:22+00:00

Vision, Mission & Mandate


A pillar of competitive workforce and a just society.


To promote decent work and empower vulnerable groups.


Our Mandate is “formulation, review and implementation of employment, national human resource planning and development, national Labour productivity, Facilitating and Tracking Employment creation, Co-ordination of National employment, Internship and Volunteers for public service, Community Development, Protection and advocacy of needs of Persons with Disabilities, and Workplace Inspection and Workman’s Compensation

What we do

The Labour Department is the Ministry’s focal point agency responsible for implementation of the three major Labour Laws; namely:

  • The Employment Act, 2007
  • The Labour Institutions Act, 2007
  • The Labour Relations Act, 2007.

This is done through formulation and implementation of the National Labour Legislation and policy through the National Labour Board and sectoral wages councils as well as the National Tripartite Consultative Council.

The Department is also responsible for operationalizing the tripartite mechanism in handling labour issues through a tripartite dialogue process which involves consultation between workers, employers and government representatives.