Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:13 - Updated Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:13
Angolan minister highlights Labour Law review
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Genebra – The minister of Public Administration, Labour and Social Security, António Pitra Neto, said Wednesday in Geneva (Switzerland), that the process of revision of the General Labour Law aims to make of it an instrument that contributes to generate jobs.
The minister was speaking at the High Level Session at the World Labour Organisation (ILO) 102nd International Conference that welcomed the president of Malawi, Joyce Banda, as special guest.
Pitra Neto said the priority actions of the Angolan Government and its economic and social partners consist in implementing a strategy of national training of middle and senior staff to meet the main objectives and development goals within medium and long term.
He also expressed the Government’s commitment to improving the legal environment, technical and logistics for domestic and foreign investment and stimulating economic activity in order to generate and increase employment and better distribution of national income.
The minister indicated that the populations of the peripheral areas of cities, especially young people, children and women, are the main target of various programmes and projects of an economic, educational, financial and social progress.
"We are also committed to the improvement and expansion of the sustainable social protection system, the strengthening of security measures and health, as well as strengthening the role of agencies and general labour inspection," he stressed.
He added that the multifaceted realities around the pressing need to make the economy grow, improve the management and corporate social responsibility, to continuously promote the creation of jobs and to ensure in a qualified and extended way the professional training are permanent purposes in the dialogue and concert job that has been carried out.
At the end of his speech, the minister said he was confident that the deliberations and resolutions from the conference will represent an important contribution to the efforts of all subjects and actors of the world toward achieving greater economic growth and social progress, which are "objectives that our countries and many people aspire in the implementation of a dignified job agenda."
As part of his activities, the minister Pitra Neto, who has been attending since Tuesday the 102 th Session of the WLO International Conference, met with the director-general of the organisation, Guy Ryder, and participated in meetings of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries and of the Portuguese Speaking Community (CPLP).