Study on human resources and oil sector in Sao Tome and Principe presented Wednesday

23 March 2011

Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe, 23 March – The government of Sao Tome and Principe is due Wednesday to present an assessment study of the human resources needs of the country’s oil sector based on the oil found on the archipelago, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) said in Sao Tome Tuesday.

In a statement the UNDP said that the study was a result of a request made by the Sao Tome and Principe National Oil Agency (ANP-STP) which, “will this have an assessment of the human resources needs of the country, from the point of view of the start of the oil exploration process in which it is involved.”

Amongst the targets set in the document is the, “evaluation of the implications of the oil sector on human resources in terms of quantity and quality,” as well as formulating proposals for the government about the major guidelines for human resources.

As well as identifying priorities that take into account the potential discovery of oil in Sao Tome and Principe, the study also “assessed the present and future human resources needs of the organizations involved,” the statement said.

Other of the fundamental aims of the oil study were to establish the lag in available human resources based on present and future needs and the evaluation of the performance of existing structures.

According to the UNDP statement the ceremony for presentation of the study to be held at the UN facility in Sao Tome will be attended by the Sao Tome Human Resources Minister, Carlos Vila Nova.

As well as its exclusive a joint exploration area with Nigeria based on a treaty signed in February, 2011, Sao Tome and Principe has an exclusive marine area for oil prospecting that was launched a few months ago. (macauhub)