Mozambican government plans to create 216,000 new jobs in 2013

28 December 2012

The Mozambican government plans to create around 216,000 new jobs across the country in 2013, the Minister for Planning and Development, Aiuba Cuereneia said cited by daily newspaper Notícias.

Cuereneia also said that in 2013 every effort would be made for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to total 8.4 percent, for inflation to remain at around 7.5 percent and exports to increase to US$3.558 billion.

The minister projected that in 2013 Mozambique would see growth in overall production of 8.5 percent, bolstered by the agricultural, fishing, manufacturing, construction and transport and communications sectors.

Cuereneia also said that the government would continue to focus on increasing agricultural production in the family and commercial sectors and on increasing irrigation outside irrigation perimeters, where agricultural production is expected to increase by 4.6 percent. (macauhub)