Mozambique: Government increases minimum wages by 5.5 to 21 percent
RM (File photo) / Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security Vitória Diogo
In partnership with the private sector, the Mozambican government intends to create around 1.5 million jobs by 2019, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security Vitória Digo announced in Maputo on Monday at the opening of the vocational training academic year.
The goal was set after the government created, from 2015 to 2016, more than 500,000 jobs, of which more than 145,000 were taken by women.
According to Vitória Diogo, in addition to promoting employment, the government is committed to the training of young people, so that they have the knowledge and skills to enable them to contribute to the development of the country.
Conferderation of Economic Associations of Mozambique (CTA) representative Rogério Samo Gudo said that professional training was fundamental to the preparation of skilled labour, which would leverage the national economy.Source: Rádio Moçambique