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​PURA workers participate in Workers’ Day celebrations

By Janeth Mesomapya

Employees of the Petroleum Upstream Regulatory Authority (PURA) have joined thousands of Tanzanians to celebrate the International Workers' Day on May 1, 2022.

This year's celebrations’ theme is centered on plea to the government for salary increments and improvement of workers’ welfare as the job continue.

The Acting Director-General and Chairman of the PURA Workers Council, Engineer Charles Sangweni said this year's Workers Day celebrations are the sixth for PURA to participate since its inception in 2015, and during this period there has been a rapid improvement in the institution including the increase in staffing and efficiency in the implementation of the Authority's activities.

"This day is important to all of us, PURA workers, and all workers across the world because it reminds us of our duty to serve the people with integrity, unity, efficiency and with due rights," he added.

Eng. Sangweni also called upon the Authority's staff to uphold their commitment and efficiency at work in order to produce positive results.

For his part the Chairman of the Tanzania Union of Government and Health Employees (TUGHE) for the PURA branch, Mr. Abbas Kisuju said PURA has joined other institutions to commemorate May Day as a way to recognize the contribution of workers in the implementation of the Authority's duties.

"This has also been an opportunity for us to connect with staff from other institutions and exchange ideas about solutions to the various challenges we face in our workplaces," he added.

PURA staff in both Dar es Salaam and Dodoma offices have commemorated the day by participating in the peaceful rally held in the respective regions.