3 October 2008

Angola: Head of State Admits Hard Work for Government

Luanda — The President of the Republic of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos this Friday here admitted that there are various tasks that the new government should carry out, thereby calling for the engagement of officials for the implementation of duties contained in the government's programme.

"There is a variety of tasks that lie ahead, but we know from where to start and how to progress, because the population approved the programme that shows the course to follow", added the Statesman whilst speaking during the ceremony that served to swear in the new government.

According to President José Eduardo dos Santos, it is said that "it is through talking that men understand each other. But here in the government it is through working well, with dedication and discipline, that everyone understands each other".

The Statesman called for more work and less speeches from the part of the ministers.

From the amount, women hold 28,5 percent, what confirms the ruling MPLA party's intention to overcome the 30% average recommended by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), whilst deputy ministers still need to be sworn in.

Debut ministers are those of Foreign Affairs, Assunção Afonso dos Anjos, of Economy, Manuel Nunes Júnior, of Justice, Guilhermina da Costa Prata, of Finance, Severim de Morais and of Trade, Idalina Valente.

Also debuting in the central government are the ministers of Hotel and Tourism, of Geology and Mining, of Science and Technology and of Energy, respectively Pedro Mutinde, Mankenda Ambroise, Maria Cândida Teixeira and Emanuela Veira Lopes, as well as José Carvalho da Rocha, of Telecommunication and Information Technology, José Vieira Dias Van-Dúnem, of Health, and Rosa Cruz e Silva, of Culture.

Novelty also falls to the ministers of Family and Women Promotion, Genoveva da Conceição Lino, of Youth and Sports, Gonçalves Muandumba, and of the Secretary of state for Rural Development, Maria Filomena Delgado.

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