Luanda — The chairman of the Agro-Industrial and Commercial Farming Association of the southern Huila province (AAPCIL), António de Lemos, expressed on Thursday in Lubango city the need for the consolidation of the national economic independence, so as to avoid the imposition of the willingness of other countries interested in the riches of Angola .
António de Lemos said so to Angop, in the ambit of the festivities of the 36th anniversary of the national independence, to be marked on 11 November.
The chairman said that Angola is a powerhouse in terms of raw materials that many developed countries wish to have, therefore it is important for Angolans to turn these materials into people's benefit so that the wealth and economic growth may reflect on the population's daily life.
Regarding economic development, the source said in this 36 years of independence, mainly in the last nine years, there was a marked and advantageous development for being aware of working on a country free from foreign decisions dependence.
To António de Lemos, the great benefit of independence was the freedom of a people, who sacrificed their lives to achieve the independence.