Since around 2005, numerous new mining projects have been and are being realised in Mozambique. The country's goal is to further increase the contribution of mining and the extractive industries to the gross domestic product. The personnel, professional and technical equipment of Mozambique's state structures responsible for mining do not yet fully comply with the valid international labour and safety standards. This poses a risk of relevant problems in mining safety and in health and safety at work. The Mozambican government has therefore been making intensive and constructive legislative and enforcement efforts for years to strengthen the role of the state in licensing and monitoring mining activities. The country's accession to ILO Convention 176 - Convention on Occupational Safety and Health in Mines- is another consistent step on this path when it enters into force for Mozambique in June 2019. For the successful implementation of the ILO requirements, there is a need in particular for sub-legal regulations, concrete administrative knowledge and structures. Saxony has extensive know-how in the mining sector, including the implementation of ILO C176. By means of advice from Saxon experts, strategic competence development and target group-specific knowledge and experience exchange, the Mozambican partner institutions should acquire the necessary knowledge to implement important ILO C176 standards.
This project is co-financed from tax funds based on the budget passed by
the members of the Parliament of the Free State of Saxony.
You can find the factsheet of the project here.