Mozambique to sign Social Security deals with Portugal and Angola

9 October 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 9 Oct – Mozambique’s Labour Minister, Helena Taippo, said Wednesday in Maputo that in 2010 the country would sign social protection agreements with Portugal and Angola.

The minister noted that the agreements would allow workers from those countries not to lose the payments that they had made in Mozambqiue, and would maintain the rights granted to them.

Recently, the Social Protection Law was approved in Mozambique, which covers Basic Social Security, Obligatory Social Security and Complementary Social Security.

Speaking on the sidelines of a presentation of the 2009 Human Development Report, Taipo said that the Mozambican authorities planned to extend the agreement to Portugal and Angola after signing a similar pact with South Africa. (macauhub)