Chevron and its partners set up business centre for small and medium-sized enterprises in Cabinda, Angola

13 July 2011

Luanda, Angola, 12 Jul – US oil company Chevron has started to set up a business centre in the Angolan province of Cabinda along with its partners Sonangol, Total, ENI and Galp Energia to provide technical support to small and medium-sized companies, an official from the US company said Monday in Luanda.

Cited by Angolan news agency Angop, Hamilton Thomas, acting director of Chevron’s Corporate Responsibility Department, said that the members of staff of the companies that are selected would receive training in accounting and business promotion.

Carried out in partnership with the Ministry for Public Administration, Employment and Social Security, via the Institute of professional Training (Inafop), the courses will be taught by specialists from a South African company.

Thomas also told Angop that Chevron had provided support to the fishing sector in Cabinda since 2008.

According to Thomas, as part of this project the company has supported programmes to promote the safety and buying power of local fishermen.

Chevron has provide the 2,700 fisherman that have benefitted from this programme with a variety of equipment such as boats, nets, access to fuel, technical training, training in business management and sale of their products. (macauhub)