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22 September 2023, 14:24

Lukashenko identifies personnel shortage as systemic problem in animal husbandry industry

SOLIGORSK, 22 September (BelTA) – Personnel shortage is a systemic problem of the animal husbandry industry. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement during the nationwide seminar-conference on the development of the cattle breeding industry on 22 September, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Personnel shortage. It is perhaps a systemic problem of this industry. It is necessary to involve everyone in the resolution of the personnel problem. If we have normal workforce, if we have specialists, then there will be production. We have to clench our teeth and do it. Nobody will do it instead of us. The personnel shortage problem needs to be resolved. It is not good that we train contract students but at most half of the graduates keep doing the assigned jobs.”

The head of state instructed the State Control Committee to look into the matter and find out to where the workforce is disappearing. “Find out. Find out in fundamental ways where these people are,” the president urged.

Apart from administrative measures every agricultural enterprise needs a system to keep their personnel, Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed out. It is also necessary to work with school students and university students. Moreover, there are plenty of people willing to work in agriculture. “Think about ways to attract and keep young people starting with housing and ending with exemplary working conditions. If we don't resolve the problem of qualified personnel shortage, the economy of the countryside will keep underperforming,” he said.

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