Technical group studies national minimum wage in Angola

17 August 2007

Luanda, Angola, 17 Aug – The Angolan finance minister, José Pedro de Morais, said Thursday in Luanda that a technical group was analyzing the creation of a national minimum wage.

Speaking to journalists at the end of a meeting of the National Council for Social Participation, Pedro de Morais said that the group made up of government representatives and its civil partners, had carried out “a lot of work.”

He also said that the Government had provided its partners with “generous information” about the execution of its main programs, which, in his opinion, would allow its partners to give a valid contribution.

According to the minister, “the government is under pressure from its social needs, which are immense.”

Morais noted that during the meeting partners showed concerns about a rise in employment.

He said that due to the rate at which national reconstruction was taking place, and taking into consideration the country’s economic growth rate, “we are projecting a national labor deficit for the programs.” (macauhub)