PAPE slows down unemployment in Angola

  • Minister of Public Administration, Labour and Social Security, Teresa Dias (left)
Mbanza Kongo – The Action Plan for the Promotion of Employability (PAPE) is reducing the consequences of the retraction of investments in companies, as a result of the economic and financial crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the minister of Public Administration, Labour and Social Security, Teresa Dias, who spoke this Monday at the launching ceremony of PAPE, in the city of Mbanza Kongo northern Zaire Province, the programme is helping to reduce unemployment indicators in the country.

 

Minister Teresa Dias said that the reinforcement of the national employment and professional training system is allowing the construction, requalification and re-equipment of training infrastructures in the provinces of Cuanza Norte, Huambo, Bié and Namibe. 

 

Teresa Dias also pointed out the formalization of economic activities, through the enrollment of beneficiaries in the social security protection system, restructuring of informal activities into formal ones, through registration in municipal administrations and by the General Tax Administration (AGT), as other actions in course. 

 

The minister announced that the requalification of the professional training center in Kiowa, on the outskirts of the city, is in progress, in Mbanza Kongo, to provide it with greater capacity to absorb trainees and increase training options. 

 

She explained that the center will replace the current mobile units, stressing that, with the PAPE, Zaire Province will start to develop training in areas of installation of satellite dishes, maintenance of small generators, graphic designer and others.

 

The current mobile professional training units in Zaire provide basic courses in decoration, pastry, electricity, plumbing, metalwork, masonry, auto mechanics and sewing. 

 

The certification and recognition of skills, through the attribution of professional cards to all citizens who learn a trade, is also part of the programme.

 

Teresa Dias also addressed the actions promoted, within the scope of the basic management of small businesses, with the aim of providing beneficiaries with knowledge for a more rational financial management of the resources allocated, through the PAPE. 

 

At least 346 young people from the municipalities of Mbanza Kongo and Tomboco  have already received t from PAPE, in the province of Zaire, of which 123 have received micro-credits, 210 have enrolled in the professional skills assessment plan, for the attribution of portfolios, which have been awarded to 151 professionals. 

According to the minister of Public Administration, Labour and Social Security, Teresa Dias, who spoke this Monday at the launching ceremony of PAPE, in the city of Mbanza Kongo northern Zaire Province, the programme is helping to reduce unemployment indicators in the country.

 

Minister Teresa Dias said that the reinforcement of the national employment and professional training system is allowing the construction, requalification and re-equipment of training infrastructures in the provinces of Cuanza Norte, Huambo, Bié and Namibe. 

 

Teresa Dias also pointed out the formalization of economic activities, through the enrollment of beneficiaries in the social security protection system, restructuring of informal activities into formal ones, through registration in municipal administrations and by the General Tax Administration (AGT), as other actions in course. 

 

The minister announced that the requalification of the professional training center in Kiowa, on the outskirts of the city, is in progress, in Mbanza Kongo, to provide it with greater capacity to absorb trainees and increase training options. 

 

She explained that the center will replace the current mobile units, stressing that, with the PAPE, Zaire Province will start to develop training in areas of installation of satellite dishes, maintenance of small generators, graphic designer and others.

 

The current mobile professional training units in Zaire provide basic courses in decoration, pastry, electricity, plumbing, metalwork, masonry, auto mechanics and sewing. 

 

The certification and recognition of skills, through the attribution of professional cards to all citizens who learn a trade, is also part of the programme.

 

Teresa Dias also addressed the actions promoted, within the scope of the basic management of small businesses, with the aim of providing beneficiaries with knowledge for a more rational financial management of the resources allocated, through the PAPE. 

 

At least 346 young people from the municipalities of Mbanza Kongo and Tomboco  have already received t from PAPE, in the province of Zaire, of which 123 have received micro-credits, 210 have enrolled in the professional skills assessment plan, for the attribution of portfolios, which have been awarded to 151 professionals.