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Tunisia: resumption of phosphate production and transport

The phosphate production, according to a statement made by Tunisian Energy Minister Khaled Kaddour to AfricanManager last week, is “back at a normal pace and even a little more, 14 to 15 thousand tons a day, well that still far from that of the reference year 2010 with 20,000 tons per day.

The same source also reported a resumption of phosphate transport between mines and factories at the rate of 13 to 14 thousand tons per day.

“In a few days, I will go to Gafsa, accompanied by the Minister of Finance, to learn about the process of implementing the development programs promised by the State for the region.

We will also talk about the recruitment process promised and especially the outcome of the audit of the results of the last competition, “the minister told us.

And when reminded that the company’s recruitment capabilities have been exceeded, Khaled Kaddour said “recruitment will not be made within the CPG, but for the 2,000 small projects and whose beneficiaries will be trained in the centers of the Ministry of Vocational Training, for two years and in different specialties, followed by internships”.

For recruitment in the CPG, Khaled Kaddour said that “it is about the results of the contest involving 1,700 people and made for more than a year ago, but not implemented, because of questioning of its results.

For the latter, the audit that was done by the General Labor Inspectorate and the General Inspectorates of the Ministries of Social Affairs and that of the Ministry of Energy did not show any irregularities.

This audit will be presented to and discussed by representatives of the Parliament, civil society, trade union, human rights representatives and lawyers.”


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