Angola: MPLA Official Underlines Party's Challenges

Luanda — The secretary general of the ruling MPLA party Julião Mateus Paulo "Dino Matross" Friday in Luanda stressed the complex challenges facing the party at the helm of the nation.

Addressing an opening ceremony of workshop on political and ideological training, in representation of the party's president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Dino Matross called for continued strengthening in order to meet the expectations of Angolans in the various fields of development

He said that the individual qualities, abilities and skills of the militants are crucial in the performance of the political party.

Quoting the President José Eduardo dos Santos' advice, the official said the MPLA needs, at all levels, a clear and dynamic leadership to engage in tackling people's plights, political and civic education of citizens, and the organization of the communities.

The seminar which started Friday will be extensive to the provinces, districts and communes, and will cover 15,500 participants who exercise functions of political responsibility in the public, private companies or at the society level.

The event runs under the themes "Programme and Statutes of the Party", "Constitution", "Governance" and "Political Debate".

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