27 January 2013

Angola: Official Speaks of Luanda City Emergence

Luanda — The chairman of the Administrative Commission of Luanda city (CACL), José Tavares Ferreira, Friday pledged commitment to mobilisation of intellectual, physical and moral capacities to overcome obstacles, in order to turn the city into a good place to live.

The official said so when addressing the celebration of the 437 years of foundation of Luanda city, on Friday, attended by several leaders and guests.

"Luanda will become a proud city for all, with schools, health centres, leisure facilities, urban fittings and others," he said.

In his speech he recalled the emergence of Luanda, with the arrival of Portuguese Paulo Dias de Novais, in Luanda Island, in February 1575, where he settled with about 700 people, among them religious, merchants, officials and 350 armed men.

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