Health Desk—April 28, 2017- State Minister for Labour and Employment Md Mujibul Haque on Thursday called for not employing children below 12-year-old as house help.
The government has taken initiatives to eliminate child labour at all levels including institutional and non-institutional by 2021 to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs)," he added.
He said these while addressing a press conference at the ministry conference room ahead of the May Day.
Mr. Haque called for raising social awareness to eliminate child labour in the country and announced programmes of the day.
He said the government will provide educational assistance to the meritorious children of workers from Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation fund.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to give the financial assistance at a function on May 11.