1 February 2013

Angola: Beneficiaries of FAA Social Fund Got Pensions Until December 2012

Luanda — The 60,000 former soldiers enlisted in Social Fund of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) received their pensions until the month of December 2012, said Friday in Luanda the minister of Defence, Cândido Van-Dúnem.

The minister said this during a meeting with MPs of the Commission of Defence, Security and Human Rights, Complaints, Petitions and Suggestions of Citizens tasked with clarifying issues related to the payment of retirement benefits to the members of the Social Security Fund of FAA.

Cândido Van-Dúnem assured that the government has made an effort to update and pay such allowances and others deserved means to former military.

The minister explained that the State Budget for 2013, under discussion at Parliament, allocates the amount for the payment this year.

The month of January will be paid upon final approval, set for February 14.

The meeting was presided over by the Chairman of the Commission of Defense and Security, Roberto Leal Monteiro "Ngongo".

The event was attended by the chairman of Human Rights, Petitions, Complaints and Suggestions by Citizens, Genoveva Lino, deputy chief of Staff for Development area of the FAA, General Jorge Barros "Nguto", and the Director of Social Fund of FAA, Felix Matias.

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