11 September 2012

Angola: Over 1000 Former Fapla Militaries Get Demobilization Subsidies

Photo: Africom
Angolan Minister of National Defense Candido Pereira dos Santos Vandunem (left) and Angolan soldiers.

Mbanza Kongo — At least 1.341 former militaries of ruling party's ex army (FAPLA) in the northern Zaire province have already received their demobilization subsidies since the beginning of the process in August 27.

This was said to Angop on Tuesday by the head of the Recruitment and Mobilization Division (DRM) in Zaire, Lieutenant Coronel Tito João Joaquim.

According to him, about 93 percent of the number of sergeants and soldiers of ex-FAPLA have benefited from their subsidies in the region.

Tito João Joaquim explained that the first phase covers sergeants and soldiers, while the second will involve officers that will receive their subsidies through the Angolan Army Pension Scheme (FAA).

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