Angola: Interior Ministry to Reinforce Organ's Operational Capacity

Luanda - The Ministry of Home Affairs will increase the operational capacity of the criminal investigation and proceedings bodies, equipping and providing them with appropriate training in order to ensure a fierce fight against violent crime such as armed robbery and rape in 2013.

This was said to Angop on Friday in Luanda by the incumbent minister, Angelo de Barros Veiga Tavares, during the year-end greetings ceremony.

The minister guaranteed that the year of 2013 will be marked by action and a better service to the population.

With regard to the fight against crime, minister Angelo Tavares said that the sector will prioritise preventive measures for the people's participation in the management of safety in their communities.

He said that a special attention will also be paid to road accidents, focusing on preventive actions and participation of the whole society in the process.

Ângelo de Barros Veiga Tavares also said that the Ministry pledges to equip the border police in order to ensure greater control of the land, river and sea borders, as well as combat illegal immigration and associated disasters.

Other issues include the standardisation of visa and passport issuance, improvement to social and accommodation conditions in the prison system and re-socialisation of inmates.

The meeting was attended by the State secretary of Interior for the Prison Service, Bamokina Zau and the general commander of the National Police, Commissioner Ambrósio de Lemos.

Commissioners and senior officers of the National Police, high ranking officers of the Interior Ministry also witnessed the event.

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