23 November 2012

Angola: AAPCIL Chairman Recommends Mining Alternatives

Lubango — The chairman of the Agro-livestock Commercial and Industrial Association (AAPCIL), António de Lemos, Friday in Lubango, southern Huila province, appealed to the companies exploiting minerals in the region to diversify their exploration activities in order to not always depend on the same product.

Speaking to ANGOP on prospects for developing the sector of Industry, Geology and Mining, the on the occasion of the Industry Day, November 23, the official recalled the province has other riches as diamonds and oil onshore.

In his view, the province of Huila is very strong in terms of minerals and has a high potential, justified by the existence of two granite processing factories in Lubango, including the capacity of other units.

The source said he believes that at this moment the most important thing would be to create industries that generate wealth and jobs, to cope with the huge deficit in this areas and thus solve the problem of unemployment in the country.

However, he stressed the need to protect national production and business, so as to boost local production and consequent economic development.

In Huila province there are more than 25 companies from mining sector in the municipalities of Jamba, Chibia, Humpata, Lubango and Gambos.

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