MOZAMBICAN EMPLOYERS SAY NEW LABOUR RULES DETRIMENTAL TO INVESTMENT

MAPUTO, Mozambique- The main employers’ association of Mozambique, the Confederation of Economic Associations (CTA), said on Wednesday, that, the new rules on the limits of hiring foreign labour, will be bad for attracting investment in the country.

The government, on Wednesday, submitted for discussion, a preliminary draft revision of the Labour Law.

According to the CTA, the document presents many protectionist rules, one of which is, the limited number of foreigners that a national company is allowed to employ.

The president of CTA, Agostinho Vuma, said, these limitations do not match current market dynamics and will deter those who want to invest in Mozambique.

“The country has to be easy to reach, hire and invest in. At this stage of growth, we have to have the principle and even adopt the business-friendly model at all levels,” he said.

Vuma said that, the government should focus on the training of labour, to ensure that more Mozambicans have the skills to fill the vacancies available in the market.

Meanwhile, the minister of labour, employment and social security, Vitoria Diogo, said that, the revision of the Labour Law aims to respond to the current challenges of the market and fundamental labour rights.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK