Angolan government created 330,000 jobs in 2009, says minister

26 February 2010

Luanda, Angola, 26 Feb – The Angolan government created 330,000 jobs in 2009, with agriculture accounting for half the new employment, the Minister of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security stated on Thursday in Luanda.

Pitra Neto made his comments, cited by Angolan state news agency Angop, at the opening session of the ministry’s Enlarged Advisory Council at the National Administration School (ENAD). Ranking after agriculture in employment generation were public works, commerce, tourism and transportation, he said.

Coordination between the ministries of agriculture, industry, public works, fisheries, geology and mines, commerce, and hotels and tourism is responsible for the high number of jobs created in 2009, he added.

Pitra Neto also defended at the gathering the need to endow the Inspectorate-General of Labour with capacity to “meet the challenges of modernizing and developing the economy and companies.”