Menongue — The vice president of the Angolan ruling MPLA party, Roberto Victor de Almeida, Saturday in Menongue, south-eastern Kuando Kubango province, expressed satisfaction with the job done by the provincial committee concerning the functional organisation, strengthening and growth in number of militants.
Roberto de Almeida praised the job done by the members of the party during the closing of the process of integration of more than 9,000 ex-militants of the main opposition UNITA into the ranks of the ruling MPLA.
The politician also praised the decision of João Baptista Tchindandi "Black Power" and Daniel Cassela "Liberdade", former high ranking UNITA officials in Kuando Kubango who, he added "on due occasion abandoned the ranks of that party and joined the great family of the MPLA."
According to him, this has for sure inspired other fellow-countrymen, also animated by the will to resume the dignified path and contribute to the development of the Angolan motherland.
He said that while looking simple, the defection of the UNITA militants has a great significance and confirms the MPLA character in its just policy and openness to national reconciliation.
Over the years, Roberto de Almeida said, MPLA under the guidance of its president, José Eduardo dos Santos, has embarked on a deep operation of growth of the party, which enables to absorb, on a volunteer basis, all Angolan adult citizens who embrace and abide by its statutes and programme and enjoy their civil and political rights.
He stated that MPLA continues rising which he considered very positive, explaining that the more than 9,000 ex-UNITA militants who joined his party will be entitled to activities in the basic structures of the organisation, continuing the task of mobilising and recruiting new militants into the ruling party ranks.