22 January 2013

Angola: Military Committed to Improving Work, Social Conditions of Effectives

Luena — The improvement of work and social conditions of the effectives of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) "is an enormous challenge to which the Commander-in-Chief pays special attention", guaranteed on Monday in Luena, eastern Moxico Province, the FAA Staff Chief, general Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda.

General Nunda said so in the central ceremony of commemoration the 37th anniversary of the National Air Force (FAN), marked on Monday, having stressed that the investment in this branch includes the improvement of the diet of the military, improving the environment of the barracks and medical assistance, among other things.

Another important step, he said, has to do with the academic, technical and professional upgrading of military experts, aimed at motivating them to participate in the current challenges facing the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA).

"Our success will be built on a moral foundation, the primacy of the law, discipline, saving, honesty and a positive attitude towards work", he emphasised.

In his opinion, positive pride is about personal responsibility, daily work, personal appearance, doing the tasks well, keeping the honour and integrity at work, adding that this is different from vanity.

The FAA chief reminded that the foundation of the National Air Force is linked to post-independence politico-military events which came to guarantee the survival of the country that was just being born.

The National Air Force (FAN)'s 37th anniversary ceremony was chaired by the Chief of Staff of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), general Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda, and also attended by the commander of the National Air Force (FAN) gen. Francisco Lopes "Hanga".

The ceremony was attended by high ranking officers of the three FAA branches (Army, Air Force and Navy), as well as the governor of Moxico Province, João Ernesto dos Santos "Liberdade".

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