10 November 2012

Angola: Namibe's Salt Production Down By 20 Percent

Namibe — The salt sector in the south-western Namibe provice dropped from 50,0000 to 8,000 tonnes per year, thereby representing a 20 percent reduction in terms of production.

Speaking to ANGOP this Saturday in light of the commemorations of the 37th national independence anniversary, the businessman Fernando Solinho said the total abandonment of the sector by the owners of the saline and the lack of investments are the cause of the reduction on salt production.

According to Fernando Solinho, who is also a manager of the "Sal do Sol" salt firm, the new provincial government led by Isaac dos Anjos will boost the sector.

Speaking about the "Sal do Sol" firm, founded 20 years ago, Fernando Solinho informed that due to the constant growth the company has an installed capacity of 6,000 tonnes.

The company has 115 employees, most of them women.

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