Maputo — The General Labour Inspectorate (IGT) in the central Mozambican province of Sofala has caught 34 foreigners of various nationalities working illegally in the city of Beira and elsewhere in the province.
According to the Ministry of Labour, they were employed without the necessary work permits.
The Labour Inspectorate has verified the status of workers in 346 businesses in the province. In total, the status of 8,931 workers were checked, including 78 foreign nationals. As a result of the inspections, 96 infractions were uncovered resulting in 39 fines and 57 warning notices.
Companies that hired foreign workers illegally also face penalties.
According to MITRAB, among those caught were Afecc, Danni-Beira, Goss & Balfe, BP Mozambique, Turner & Townsend, and Intersteel Rollings Mozambique.