By Abdul Hannan
Recently, I received an email from an Independent Consultants Network, Co.
According to the sender, his firm was contracted by the International Labor Organization to conduct a study entitled ‘Promoting productive employment and skills development in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM): Assessing economy, labour market, and skills development in BARMM.’
The request aims to secure an interview to include our perspective on the development prospects and labor market situation in BARMM.
The request mainly addressed to the Bangsa Moro Federal Business Council (BFBCI). This Columnist is the executive director of the organization.
It is worthy to know that the country head of the labor global organization is a fellow Muslim.
Absolutely, this is honor and interesting move by the ILO to draw its attention and interest in the affairs of employment in BARMM to assess economy, labour market, and skills development in the region.
My latest article on BARMM includes the massive termination of the defunct ARMM workforce and the nepotism practices in the employment process that seen in some ministries.
We have seen now mass Oath-taking happening now in various ministries to accommodate deserving and qualified candidates. This indicates that the BARMM has started delivering its mandate in this particular.
This coupled with the appeal of the new formed entity for the extension of its term to another three years that would enable them to finish the job. In this regards we may need the concern ministry on labor at BARMM to provide us latest information on this particular. We may need data to support our statement.
According to the organizer, the interview will focus on three key areas: assessment of the labor market in BARMM, the impact of COVID-19 on the local economy, and policy recommendations.
To know what the enabling conditions and challenges are to promoting local investment. The state of employment and unemployment—whether there are sufficient opportunities for skilled workers or if a mismatch persists.
Our observe labor migration, especially among skilled workers in the region. Finally, the anchor industries in the region are and what industries you believe have high growth and employment. AHMT