Angola: Basel Angola Bets On Valuing National Staff

Luanda — Operating in the Angolan market since 2010, the Basel Angola factory, which owns the Madar, Ultra and Glória brands of detergents, is betting on the valorisation of national staff, with the recruitment of students from universities and higher institutes.

The information was presented Wednesday to the press by the marketing director of this Lebanese business venture, Ricardo Costa, who pointed out that of the 1,200 workers they have, only 60 are expatriates, and 1,140 are Angolans, including engineers, laboratory technicians, drivers and others.

Speaking at the end of the visit made by the Secretary of State for Planning, Milton Reis, to this factory, the head of marketing said that the goal is to reduce more and more foreign labor force, betting on Angolans.

For that, he said, they have an agreement with the Polytechnic Institute of Technologies and Sciences (Isptec), where the best students are sent to the Basel Academy for training, with guaranteed employment.

During the visit, as part of the process of physical and financial monitoring of projects disbursed as part of the Programme to Support Production, Diversification of Exports and Import Substitution (Prodesi), the secretary of state was told that Basel Angola had benefited from a credit estimated at three billion kwanzas, for the purchase of equipment to increase production of a new line to make soap.

The factory, which is represented in the country's 18 provinces, is also planning to launch a new "Ama" brand, also for detergents.

The industry, located in the Kapalanga district, in the municipality of Viana, has a daily production of 156 tons of powdered detergents, two thousand in liquid, 800 tons of alcohol gel and 420 tons of sodium hypochlorite.

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