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The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Thursday voted unanimously to ratify the 2014 protocol to the 1930 convention on forced labour of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
The decision commits the country to eradicating forced labour in all its forms, to rescuing and protecting the victims of forced labour, to punish those who promote forced labour, and to take action against the trafficking in people for forced labour.
According to Labour Minister Vitoria Diogo, who introduced the government motion to ratify the convention, this measure aligns the Mozambican legal framework on forced labour with the international norms.
Under the protocol, measures should be taken “to educate and inform people, especially those considered to be particularly vulnerable, in order to prevent their becoming victims of forced labour”, and to educate employers “in order to prevent their becoming involved in forced labour practices”.
The protocol calls for efforts to ensure that relevant labour legislation applies to all workers and throughout the economy, and that labour inspection services are strengthened.
The Assembly also voted unanimously to authorize the government to revise the country’s Commercial Code.
The revision is intended to simplify business procedures. According to the Minister of Industry and Trade, Max Tonela, the government has made this simplification a priority, as well as the elimination of barriers to the entry of new operators into the market, thus creating the conditions for attracting new investments.Source: AIM
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