Mozambique -Government approves new minimum wages -May 10, 2013

The new minimum wages in Mozambique was approved by the Council of Ministers and will be retroactively applied to 1 April 2013. The mining sector saw the greatest rise, of 31.91 percent, and its workers are now paid a minimum of 4,651 meticals (US$114.3).

On the other end of the spectrum are financial sector workers whose minimum wage, which was already the highest on the table, rose by 10.47 percent to 6,817 meticals (US$167.6).

For the public sector, including healthcare, defence and security, Nkutumula said that the increase would be based on each profession, but that it would be no less than 7 percent.