29 November 2012

Angola: State Secretary Guarantees Continual Support to War Veterans

Luanda — The secretary of State for Former Combatants and Veterans of the Homeland, Clemente Cunjuca, on Wednesday in Luanda said that his institution will continue to be committed to the social reintegration of the defenders of the country, recognising those that gave their best for the liberty and sovereignty of the nation.

Speaking to the press, in the sidelines of the posthumous homage ceremony for the Angolan nationalists Imperial Santana and Diniz Canhanga- who were the first citizens to hoist the country's flag on the independence day (11 November 1975)- the government official explained that former combatants need to be prioritized in job vacancies, in accordance to their skills or technical training. Clemente Cunjuca assured that his department will continue to encourage and support those entities that carry out activities and actions that contribute to the socio-professional reintegration of former combatants.

"The armed conflict lasted long time and two entire generations did nothing else but dedicate themselves to the defence of the homeland. Today, the two main challenges to face are the social reintegration of former combatants and the transmission of the historical legacy of the fighters to the future generations", he stressed.

He also emphasized that it is necessary to continue conveying to the new generations how much it cost to maintain the country undivided and united, making it a place for everyone.

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