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Tourism sector creates 5,000 jobs

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 18:39 - Updated Mon, 30 Sep 2019 18:39

Minister of Public Administration, Labor and Social Security, Jesus Maiato (file)

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Luanda - At least five thousand new jobs were created in the tourism sector in the third quarter of 2019, said Monday in Luanda the Minister of Public Administration, Labor and Social Security, Jesus Maiato.

The Government official was speaking during the “Reflection Meeting on the employability mechanism and the enhancement of human resources in the tourism sector through an efficient, effective  and perspective training process in the sector”, alluding to the World Tourism Day, marked  27 September.

He noted that despite the difficulties the country is experiencing, there is a gradual growth in the tourism sector, in the area of ​​infrastructure, the provision of tourism services, the training of human capital, as well as the levels of employability.

“Angola has an enviable regional tourism potential that can contribute to the country's economic growth,” he said.

So that the tourism sector can grow in a harmonious way, combined and maintain the growing trend of employability, Jesus Maiato informed that the Government will continue to invest in the qualification of human capital, a purpose contained in the National Development Plan (PND 2018-2022).