Luanda — The Angolan Government continues working to guarantee the good quality of locally produced and imported foodstuffs thus ensuring people's good health.
This was said Monday in Luanda by the minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Afonso Pedro Canga.
The minister was speaking to the press at the inauration of the Central Agro-Food Laboratory.
According to the minister, the laboratory equipped to effect 40,000 tests of 40 samples a month is an added value to all Angolans.
He said the institution will be in connection with others like universities and centres of its kind from the southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and European Union.
Pedro Canga also stated that the inauguration of the laboratory shows once again the Government's concern about the quality of the goods placed at the disposal of the Angolan families.
He announced that similar facilities will also be installed in the provinces of Huambo, Huíla, Cabinda, Namibe and Benguela.
As he stated, the Government is gradually expanding the laboratory network to guarantee the safety and quality of the foodstuffs and discipline importers.
The official warned that his department, together with the Ministries of Commerce, Interior and Consumer Associations will continue working to advise and punish offenders.
Estimated at Usd 4.0 million, the laboratory is served by 70 trained workers.