8 Jun. 2000
NAMIBIAN PRESIDENT SAM NUJOMA AT A PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION IN GENEVA.
Namibian President Sam Nujoma gestures at a press conference of the International Labour Organisation in Geneva, June 8. The AIDS virus is likely to devastate the labour market of sub-Saharan Africa with projected workforce declines of up to a fifth or more in the worst-hit countries by 2020, the International Labour Organisation said in a study on Wednesday. The Study by the Geneva based U.N. labour agency said that by 2020, the workforce in Botswana and Zimbabwe would be 21 percent lower than it would have been without the AIDS crisis even after the growth in populations are taken into account.