Angola: Government sets new rules for contracting foreigners

1 August 2008

Luanda, Angola, 1 Aug – Recruiting, integrating, training and development of staff in the oil industry must now give priority to Angolan citizens, according to the new rules and procedures that sector companies will have to follow in taking on staff.

According to Angolan news agency Angop, the new rules established in a law approved by the Council of Ministers, cover foreign companies, mixed capital companies and private Angolan oil companies.

These rules also cover oil refining, storage, transport, distribution and sales companies.

From now on contracting foreign staff may only happen after it is proven that there are no Angolan citizens with the qualifications and experience required and even then will depend on “the due authorisation of the Oil Ministry,” according to the statement from the Council of Ministers.

The approved law is part of a number of diplomas for regulating oil operations in terms of hiring Angolan staff. (macauhub)