The Malawi leader said this at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre during this year's Labour Day celebrations.
Dr Chakwera said this can help the workers to effectively contribute to the country's development.
He also emphasized on the need for Malawians to work hard so that the country develops.
During the celebrations, the President and the First Lady participated in a march that highlighted the day's activities.
This year's theme is 'Decent Work, Key to Economic Recovery Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic.'