Luanda — Door-to-door campaigns were the choice of various opposition political parties and coalitions Friday around the country to attract voters for the August 31 polls, as the election campaign enters the fourth day on Saturday, Angop learned.
In contrast, the ruling MPLA focused on mass rallies for Saturday and members of its Central Committee will present the party's governance proposals to voters in several regions of the country, with emphasis to northern Uige province where the MPLA's Vice president, Roberto Victor de Almeida, is since Friday to preside over the rally.
The ruling party is also holding a rally in northern Cabinda province that will be addressed by the head of the MPLA's local constituency list, Aldina Matilde da Lomba.
In its turn, main opposition UNITA went for a door-to-door campaign in Kikolo commune, municipality of Cacuaco and at "Viana" and "Congolese" informal markets in Luanda suburb areas.
UNITA also carried out activities in northeast Lunda Sul province where its local secretariat distributed leaflets and disclosed the party's governance programme and election manifesto to informal market vendors in Saurimo town.
Opposition Nova Democracy (ND) coalition also carried out a door-to-door campaign in Cazenga municipality and at "Kwanzas" informal market in Luanda. On the occasion, ND campaign director, Laiz Edward, told vendors that in case of a victory in the polls his party will pay a special attention to sellers of informal markets and create policies for their dignity.
Likewise, the secretariat of the CASA-CE coalition will perform a door-to-door campaign in the neighbourhoods and informal markets of Lubango city, southern Huila province.
The secretary for communication and marketing of CASA-CE in Huila province told press on Friday that the door-to-door campaign aims to attract new members, promote the party's goals and governance proposals as well as appeal to the population to vote in the general elections with civility and avoid conflicts with members of other parties.
Meanwhile, the PRS's fourth day of the election campaign was marked by two rallies and door-to-door campaigns in the towns of Quibala (central Kwanza Sul province) and Bembe (northern Uige province). The rally in the city of Quibala was conducted by the party's president, Eduardo Kwangana.
A similar activity was carried out by FUMA coalition in Belas municipality, Luanda neighbourhoods, where the party deployed activists to catch voter's attention.
The spokesman for FUMA Coalition, Joel Lucas, who led the rally told press that such a political activity was meant to spread the party's governance programme for the case of victory in the election of this year.
PAPOD party did not perform any campaign but its chairman, Arthur Quixona Finda, told ANGOP that the organisation aims to achieve a number of seats in Parliament that might contribute to balanced political discussions in the house of laws.
On the other hand, the CPO used its election campaign airtime on the State-run Radio Nacional de Angola (RNA) to unveil the party's economic and financial programme for 2012/2017. The programme includes macroeconomic adjustments, fiscal policies consolidation and sustainability of public finances, promotion of savings and debt reduction, according to the party's executive secretary, João Mateus Jorge.
Veteran opposition FNLA party used its election radio airtime to introduce a programme focusing on access to bank loans and promotion of rural tourism to prevent the exodus of people from the rural areas into the citieis around the country.
According FNLA spokesman, Peter Gomes, the promotion of rural tourism would prevent the migration of young people from villages to the cities, giving them the opportunity to contribute to the development of their localities.
Peter Gomes said that would FNLA win the general elections on August 31, it would create policies that support liberal professions (entrepreneurs) to carry out their activities, with various economic incentives.
Meanwhile, the Angolan political scientist Alberto Cafussa said Friday in Luanda that the small number of political parties that will participate in the general elections in 2012, prevents the dispersion of votes if compared to the election of 2008, contested by 14 political parties.
Alberto Cafussa explained that the reduction in the number of competitors makes voters less confused and helps the consolidation of democracy.
Regarding the preparation of elections, the Provincial Election Commission (PEC) of northern Bengo province has already received all the necessary equipment to carry out the general election.
According to a spokesman for CPE in Bengo, Filomena Pinto, the province has received 387 kits that will be distributed in the coming days to municipal election commissions, 195 for the municipality of Dande, 81 for Nambuangongo, 41 for Dembos, 31 for Ambriz, 30 for Bula Atumba and nine for Pango Aluquem.