12 November 2012

Angola: Luanda Government Deems Independence Date Motive of Pride

Luanda — The governor of Luanda Province, Bento Sebastião Francisco Bento, last Sunday deemed the country's national independence date a great reference in the struggle for liberation from the Portuguese colonial regime.

The governor said so in an interview to the press, after placing a wreath on the statue of the country's first president, António Agostinho Neto, in the Independence Square, in the ambit of the celebrations of the 37th anniversary of national independence, marked on November 11.

"November 11, 1975, must represent for all Angolans a motive of pride, we've trodden a very hard path, reason why now this is a great moment of satisfaction for all Angolans", he underlined.

According to the governor "Today this is reason for great pride, because it (independence) has allowed the construction and reconstruction of the country (...)".

He stressed that the achievement of national independence basically means the Angolan people's victory for liberty.

In his opinion, in commemorating the 37th anniversary of national independence, one should have in mind the legacy of president António Agostinho Neto and his famous motto "The most important thing is to resolve people's problems".

He also recognised the existence of various social problems, stressing, however, that all Angolans must give their contribution to solving the problems, with a view to enabling the country to move towards development.

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