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Sat, 30 Jun 2018 12:50 - Updated Sat, 30 Jun 2018 12:50

Cuanza Norte: Understaffing in trade sector hinders activity - minister

Ndalatando - Trade minister Joffre Van-Dúnem Júnior said Friday that the shortage of human and financial resources experienced by Provincial Offices of the Ministry makes it difficult to manage, organise, supervise and monitor activities in the country.

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Jofre Van-dunem, Ministro do Comércio

Photo: Lucas Neto

The minister was speaking at the closing ceremony of 11th Consultative Council of the sector, held in the northern province of Cuanza Norte on June 27- 29.

In order to ease the situation, he said that the sector revived early this year the National Trade School (ENCO).

The objective is to offer training in four development hubs located in the provinces of Huambo, Benguela, Cabinda and Luanda.

Some 385 students and staff will attend the training to strengthen the staffing of the sector.

On the other hand, Joffre Van-Dúnem Júnior said that the National Institute of Consumer Protection (INADEC) completed early this year a training started in 2014, on food hygiene and safety.

The training also enabled the institution and the training of 3, 500 food operators.

He added that the Executive is committed to improving the capacity to provide public  services to citizens in order to match their expectations.

The trade sector in the country has 948 employees, of which 586 are part of the central services of  Ministerial Department.

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