Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs was established in 1957 by Legal Notice No. 15 as the “Ministry of Community Development” and nine years later. In 1966. It was reestablished by legal notice No. 46 as the “Ministry of Community Development and Social Affairs” and made to incorporate in to its mandate programmes pertaining to public life development, Social Security and labour affairs. Finally, in 1977 it was given its present name “ Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs” by Proclamation No. 127. Accordingly the Ministry has been coordinating the nation’s labour and Social Affairs and implementing Programmes thereof.