30 November 2012

Angola: Food Security Remains Government Priority - Official

Luanda — The Angolan Government continues committed to creating the conditions to ensure food security in the country, the secretary of State for Fisheries, Maria Antonia Nelumba, said Thursday in Luanda.

The official was speaking at the launch of the pilot project of support for fish processing women in the communities of Buraco and Cabo Ledo, in Luanda.

Estimated at Akz 500 million, the project funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is intended to fight famine and poverty and promote Angolans' living standard.

"We are launching this project at a time the economic and financial dynamics serve as important tools for further growth and better distribution," she stressed.

According to Maria Antonia Nelumba, the project's guidelines focus on the implementation of four areas like human, social and economic development, fight against famine and promotion of wellbeing and food security.

She stated that the programme that has just started in the communities of Buraco and Cabo Ledo, will also be implemented in other localities to promote the wellbeing of the coastal populations that live on fishing.

The project has been designed to assist 245 women, 146 of whom from the fishing communities of Buraco and Cabo Ledo.

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