5 December 2012

Angola: Secretary of State Urges Investment in Human Capital

Luanda — The secretary of State for Public Administration and Social Security, Thursday in Luanda, spoke of the need for continued investment in the human capital, as a measure to reduce the number of unemployed people.

Sebastião Lukinda was speaking at the opening of the Broad Consultative Council of the National Institute of Employment and Professional Training (INEFOP), jointly sponsored by the institution and the Ministry of Public Administration and Social Security (MAPTSS).

According to the official, professional training is a crucial element in the construction of people capable of joining the job market and reduce unemployment.

"The country needs competent people who make a contribution to its development, but all this requires a training of quality," he stated.

He also said that all workers are expected to guarantee the functioning of the INAFOP, not only in its training function, but mainly ensuring the trainers to have training capacity.

The two-day event is intended to assess the work done during this year and outline programmes for 2013.

The event is tackling such topics as national employment and training for 2013-2017, pedagogic and technical training of trainers, profile of the trainer of trainer and norms and procedures in personnel and financial management.

Attending the meeting are INAFOP provincial directors, heads of department of the provincial services and other people.

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