31 July 2012

Angola: Police Ready to Secure Tranquillity During Electoral Campaign

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Capital Luanda.

Luanda — The Minister of Interior, Sebastião Martins, guaranteed on Tuesday in Luanda the readiness of the staff of the Angolan National Police (PNA) so as to secure that the electoral campaign occurs without any constraints.

Speaking to the Angolan Public Television (TPA), the minister said that it was given a special attention to the training of police staff, aiming to master the legislation that regulates the electoral process and the respect for the human rights.

He appealed for the political parties to adopt civic and exemplary conduct, highlighting that the national police will continue to treat equally all citizens, regardless their political organisation.

"There is a great responsibility of the political parties because they will have be example so that the citizens may behave well", said the minister.

The official said that police is independent and it respects faithfully the Constitution and the corporation will enforce the law with rigour to guarantee the security of the elections.

According to him, elections mean joy, democracy and safety environment.

Regarding the Border Police, Sebastião Martins said that its staff is ready, together with the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), to neutralize any attempt of illegal entrance by susceptible individuals aiming to disturb the peace and tranquillity of the country.

The electoral campaign started at 12h00 a.m on Tuesday.

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