9 January 2013

Angola: Minister Pledges to Continue Focusing On Projects for Former Combatants

Luanda — The minister of Former Combatants and Veterans of the Homeland, Kundi Paihama, on Tuesday in Luanda defended the need to continue prioritising the programmes of socioeconomic reintegration, modernisation of the national census and training system, as well as the upgrading of cadres linked to enterprising projects.

The official said said so at the New Year compliments ceremony with his staff, in which he spoke about the need to create conditions for entrepreneurial development of former combatants and veterans of the homeland, adding that for this year it is expected the rehabilitation of eighty residences for former combatants.

He informed that it also predicted the construction of the first phase of the East Shelter Home, in Moxico Province, and the rehabilitation of the main headquarters of the Ministry, among other projects.

Kundi Paihama stressed that the implementation of these programmes will give the beneficiaries acceptable conditions of survival, reminding, however, that the social responsibility towards former combatants and war veterans belongs to both public and private institutions.

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