25 January 2013

Angola: Minister Guarantees Higher Intervention in Demining in Kuando Kubango

Menongue — The minister of Assistance and Social Reintegration, João Baptista Kussumua, guaranteed Thursday, in Menongue City, that Kuando Kubango Province for being one of the most heavily mined provinces, as a result of the armed conflict that swept the country, will receive greater attention in the demining process in the coming years.

According to the minister, speaking to the press about Kuando Kubango being heavily mined, the province will receive more attention from the demining process in order to facilitate the movement of people and goods nationwide.

João Baptista Kussumua stressed that for the effect, sappers and demining equipment, as well as more staff, will be used for this process in Kuando Kubango Province.

The minister highlighted that since Kubango is the second largest in terms of land, after Moxico Province, it will deserve greater attention, thus fulfilling the assumption that it is part of an important project being implemented in the Okavango-Zambezi Tran-border region.

João Baptista Kussumua stressed that in addition to ensuring the movement of people and goods, access to the Okavango-Zambezi project, it is also intended to allow the development of farming in fertile areas, industrial centres, as well as all areas of interest in the province for its development.

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