16 January 2013

Angola: Government Wants to Reinforce Assistance to Former Fighters

Ndalatando — The vice governor of Kwanza Norte for the economic sector, Manuel de Abreu Pereira da Silva, reaffirmed Tuesday in Ndalatando the local government's engagement in increasing assistance to former combatants and war veterans, aimed at recognizing the efforts made by them during the fight for National Independence.

The governor made the statement while speaking at the provincial political act in the ambit of January 15, Former Combatants and Veterans of the Homeland Day, stressing that the priorities include actions of the government and eradication of poverty which still affect many families in the province, especially former fighters.

The sector of former combatants and veterans of the homeland in Kwanza Norte Province currently controls and assists about 1,923 members, including widows and descendants of former combatants.

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