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Angola will standardize public administration salaries due to current disparity

The Government will standardize public administration salaries, which are currently disparate at the level of the legislative, judiciary and executive powers, admitting that compared to other countries “even in the region” they are very low.


The announcement was made at the end of the meeting of the Economic Committee of the Council of Ministers, which approved this Tuesday the roadmap for implementing the New Public Administration Remuneration Architecture.

Speaking to the press, the Minister of Public Administration, Labor and Social Security (MAPTSS), Teresa Dias, said that the process begins with a pre-diagnosis, which will exactly dictate the script for the new remuneration structure of the public administration.

"That said, so that it is clearly understandable, this roadmap will have three phases, a phase of completing the diagnosis, then we will have an implementation phase and a final phase of evaluation of all phases and communication", said the minister.

The minister highlighted that, currently, the remuneration of public administration, in the three branches of government - legislative, judiciary and executive - has different salaries.

"We have seen that the tendency to try to respond to the impact of currency fluctuations and market fluctuations and to be able to provide some comfort to our universe of public servants is to improve in supplements and we have had supplements that are often higher than salaries. This is not correct, the trend has to be the opposite", highlighted the minister.

Teresa Dias said that it also appears that Angola has very low wages compared to countries even in the southern region, citing, as an example, Mozambique.

"We understand that we should, in a very profound way, carry out a survey of these trends and these fluctuations, because we cannot have hundreds of separate rules that dictate these adjustments and, in fact, distort what is the rule", she added.

The minister stressed that from the moment the roadmap comes into force there will be no "changes to the current situation", that is, salary increases, so as not to jeopardize the studies already carried out.

"Unless – and there is always this escape –, for some reason, the economic team that monitors these fluctuations understands and submits to the holder of executive power and he in turn expressly authorizes that there must be adjustments in these conditions. But in there will not be any deliberate way", she stated.

The roadmap predicts that in 2024, probably in the first half of the year, the first phase of the program will be completed and, as the phases progress, until the third, "all the processes that must be implemented will be implemented now".

With this instrument, the Executive wants to make public service remuneration fairer and more transparent, ensuring greater administrative efficiency and improving the quality of public services provided to citizens, as well as valuing and motivating human capital in public administration.

The Executive intends, with the roadmap, to define clear criteria for salary increases based on the economic context, awarding public servants a competitive remuneration, based on their performance, competence and experience.

At this Tuesday's meeting, the National Agenda for Employment was also considered, which establishes the guidelines for the coordinated action of different actors, both public and private, in the field of promoting employment, with a view to reducing the unemployment rate in national economy.

The agenda envisages bridging the imbalance between labor demand and supply, in addition to promoting improved redistribution of national income and the reduction of regional asymmetries.


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