Angola: Vice President Points Out Fight Against Impunity As One of Challenges for 2013

Luanda — The Angolan Vice President, Manuel Vicente, last Thursday in Luanda pointed out the fight against impunity, as well as the support to the youth and local businesspeople as some of the main challenges of the Executive for the year 2013.

Manuel Vicente said so when delivering a speech at the yearend greetings ceremony to the Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, held at the Presidential Palace, in Luanda, which was attended by about a thousand guests.

The Vice President added other priorities for the coming, such as the need to train specialists in the ambit of the national staff training plan, and diversification of the production, placing emphasis on the sectors of minerals exploration, agriculture and the small manufacturing industry.

He went on mentioning other measures that need to be taken, such as the modernisation of public administration, continuation of the construction of great undertakings in the domains of energy and water, the actions in the field of the national housing programme and the rehabilitation of urban centres, as well as the improvement of medical assistance services.

Manuel Vicente noted that Angola has been taking safe steps towards consolidating democracy, underlining the political maturity of Angolans demonstrated by the degree of civility shown during the electoral act of last august 31.

"Our country has been taking safe steps in the consolidation of democracy, therefore we have to keep our determination in adopting the measures that secure the free exercise of basic freedoms and rights", he said.

The ceremony was attended by about a thousand guests, among deputies, government officials, religious personalities, military and police officials, sports people and other members of the civil society.

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