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The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security has been noting a tendency for large companies involved in oil and gas exploration projects in the Rovuma Basin in the province of Cabo Delgado to use private employment agencies, resulting in the preferential recruitment of foreigners, to the detriment of Mozambicans.
The concern was voiced by Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Vitória Diogo. The hiring of foreign labour in the extractive sector is creating unfair competition with Mozambicans, who are still struggling with the problem of unemployment in large numbers.
Vitória Diogo praised companies that are letting young people access pre-professional internships, saying that this is an effective way of introducing them into the world of work through merit and experience.
In addition to aspects related to Rovuma gas and the allocation of specialised staff, the government generally wants the issues of hygiene, fundamental workers’ rights and the promotion of peace in the workplace to be scrutinised.
Minister Diogo was speaking at the opening of a seminar on the dissemination of labour legislation in the context of the implementation of mega-projects in the Rovuma Basin, where she called for the participation of the private sector in the training of young Mozambicans.
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