16 March 2014

Angola: Industry Sector to Close Factories Without Working Conditions

The government of the southern Huíla province will close this year factories without safety and working conditions.

This was said in a news conference on Friday in Lubango city by the provincial director of Industry, Geology and Mining Department, Paula Joaquim.

According to her, it is in pipeline a broad process of checking factories because many workers have filed complaints about safety and working conditions in the respective factories.

She said that the factories that will not comply with the orientations they will be closed.

The director stressed that it was guided for companies to have an environment of hygiene, acceptable sanitation and machineries in full functioning so as to guarantee the workers' integrity.

"The factories with bad conditions of hygiene, working atmosphere, food and technical conditions, according to the law into force in the country, they cannot operate", she said.

There are 42 facoties in Huíla province.

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