1 December 2012

Angola: State Secretary Guarantees Conditions to Conduct Census On War Disabled Persons

Luanda — The secretary of State for Former Combatants and Veterans of the Homeland, Clemente Conjuca, on Friday in Luanda assured that conditions have already been created to conduct a census on the number of war disabled former soldiers and veterans countrywide, thanks to the definitive peace achieved in 2002.

Speaking in the opening act of the Methodological Seminar on the Modernisation Process of the Control and Census National System, Clemente Conjuca explained that the circulation of people and goods in the whole country will enable to make a census of all those that contributed to the defence of the homeland.

He informed that many of the citizens who had taken refuge in neighbouring countries such as DRC, Namibia, South Africa, and other European countries, such as Portugal and France, and who participated in the national liberation struggle, have been coming back home and complained about their rights.

Clemente Conjuca also revealed that his institution has found difficulties in this process, because the opposition UNITA party did not submit, at that time, the demobilisation document of their disabled soldiers. All of them were demobiliseda civilians.

According to the official, the seminar had the objective to tackle the issue of a census and control of war disabled former soldiers.

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