31 December 2012

Angola: Malanje Governor Reaffirms Partnership With Youth

Malanje — The governor of the north-central Malanje Province, Norberto dos Santos "Kwata Kanawa", over the weekend reaffirmed the position of the government in collaborating with the youth in defining work strategies that aim at developing the province.

The governor, who said so at the yearend compliments ceremony with his staff, considered the youth to be the driving-force of the society and guarantor of the future, reason why young people's contribution to the development of the province is important.

"Special attention will be paid to them (youths), in the sense that there is a need to promote juvenile associations that can become privileged partners of the provincial government, for the definition of work strategies", emphasized the governor.

According to him, this special attention on the youth will include the increase of the schooling network, mainly public higher education institutions, but also the creation of conditions for private higher education institutions, among other measures specially designed for young people.

On the other hand, Norberto dos Santos defended the need to safeguard the professional training of young disabled people, unemployed youths and others, as well as their integration in income generating projects.

The governor also spoke of the need to improve the social assistance to elderly people, children and vulnerable mothers, as well as former combatants and war veterans.

The ceremony was also attended by members of the civil society, politicians and religious personalities.

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