20 August 2012

Angola: CNE Chairman Checks Functioning of Electoral Process in Uige

Uíge — The National Electoral Commission (CNE) chairman, André da Silva Neto, Monday in northern Uige province learned of the preparations for the general election of August 31 this year, as part of his first visit of aid and control to the local commission.

André da Silva Neto was welcomed in the locality of Dange Quitexe by members of the Provincial Electoral Commission and met with the provincial governor, Paulo Pombolo, on arrival in Uige city.

The CNE chairman received from the head of the Provincial Electoral Commission (CPE), Avelino Martins, detailed accounts of the process, the functioning of the organ and matters concerning the process in zones of difficult access.

Speaking to journalists at the end of the meeting, André da Silva Neto expressed satisfaction with the accomplishment of planned tasks of the electoral process in the province.

"The information we were given about the electoral process in Uige province is satisfactory. I was duly informed on the programmes the Uige's CPE is carrying out for the success of the electoral process," he stated.

The official assured that the ballot papers, booths, boxes and other electoral materials have been distributed to the provinces, municipalities and communes of the country, in line with the mapping designed along the process of preparation of the electoral process.

André da Silva Neto said he has had a positive assessment of the whole process in the region, adding all assigned tasks are being gradually fulfilled by the concerned organs, thus securing the success of the electoral process.

In his turn, the spokesperson for the CPE, Alberto Lucoqui, said all conditions are being put in place in Uige province for the success of the process.

According to him, in order to cover the zones of hard access in the province, the CNE made available two helicopters that are transporting the materials and human resources to assigned localities.

A total of 1,127 polling stations and 10,189 members have been put in place in northern Uige province that has registered more than 500,000 voters during the last phase of the updating and registration of electors in the region.

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