(2015-10-08) A total of 4,243 foreign nationals working in Mozambique illegally were expelled in the first quarter of the year. According to news agency AIM, 586 foreigners were suspended during the same period.
“We remain concerned about the illegal labour situation,” Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security Vitoria Diogo said yesterday in Pemba, capital of Cabo Delgado at a press conference just after arriving for a two-day working visit.
“These are just those we know about, but there must be others we do not know of, so we call for compliance with the rules and ask everyone to approach the labour authorities and register according to the law. There is no need to work outside the law,” she said.
Currently, according to Diogo, about 9,000 foreigners are working in the country legally.
The Minister’s visit falls within the monitoring of the Social Economic Plan in the administration of labour, employment and social security, and will include visits to various institutions subordinate to her ministry.
“We will investigate levels of job creation for young Mozambicans in the province. Cabo Delgado is a tourism province, and we want to see how many job positions were created,” she added.
The minister will also hear about the prevention of labour disputes and their resolution, as well as about levels of legality at work within institutions.
“In the surveillance area we want to see what has been done and what the impact of irregularities is. We will also visit some projects under construction,” she said.
Photo: Domingo (File) / Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Victória Diogo