18 January 2013

Angola: Huila Govt to Invest Two Billion Kwanzas in Social Projects for War Veterans

Lubango — The government of the southern Huíla Province will invest just over 2.8 billion kwanzas in social and economic projects in favour of 5.848 former fighters and veterans of the homeland, in the next five years (2013/2017).

The provincial director of Former Combatants and Veterans of the Homeland, Benjamin Kapata, revealed to ANGOP Thursday in Lubango that the amount will serve to pay for the construction of houses, professional training centres and other infrastructures.

The official also said that, with this money, the government will build small brick factories, where the employees will be former combatants, creation of agricultural cooperatives, with the distribution of land and other agricultural and livestock resources.

Benjamin Kapata said the project will also acquire means of transport, such as motorcycles and vehicles adapted for the disabled, as well as delivery of socio-professional kits.

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