12 November 2012

Angola: Youths Called to Focus More On Country's Challenges

Namibe — The Angolan vice president, Manuel Vicente, last Sunday in Namibe City said that young people should focus more and more, because the country counts on them to reenergise their tasks of rebuilding infrastructures that are fundamental for the development of Angola.

"The moment is for hope in the future, but also hard work, patriotic dedication and some sacrifices", stressed the vice president when delivering a speech at the main act in the celebrations of the 37th anniversary of the national independence day, marked on November 11.

Manuel Vicente explained that with a view to honouring the spearheads of the country's independence it is necessary that all citizens show more commitment to their work.

He said Angolans still need to make some sacrifices to materialise their hopes for better living conditions, thus paying a homage to thousands of anonymous citizens "who sacrificed themselves so that today we could live in an independent country".

"Here in Namibe, for example, it is necessary to recover and develop the fishing activity and the transforming industry, re-launch the farming production that was characteristic of this province, as well as reactivate tourism, taking advantage of its natural beauty and resources", emphasised the vice president.

He said such effort must be made in all provinces of the country, having into account the specificity of each of them.

Manuel Vicente reminded that November 11 is a historical date full of meaning and sociopolitical importance, therefore it must be celebrated with fervor and patriotic enthusiasm by all Angolans, "who have inherited the traditions of struggle and victories from our ancestors".

He stressed also that Angolans have been able to resist and find the safest paths to move towards development, peace and wellbeing.

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