2 February 2013

Angola: Malanje Governor Pledges to Improve Situation in Quiongoa

Cacuso — The governor of northern Malanje province, Norberto dos Santos "Kwata kanawa", Friday in the locality of Quiongoa, Pungo Andongo commune, municipality of Cacuso, pledges to work to improve the social condition of the populations through the implementation of programmes and construction of infrastructures.

Speaking during a field visit to the locality, Norberto dos Santos considered the region historical, as it is the home to the tombs of American missionaries of the United Methodist Church who died while service the church.

The region is currently affected by the lack of electricity and drinking water, having the local population asked the governor to improve the situation and fence the space housing the tombs of the American missionaries as a gesture to dignify their memories.

On the occasion, the governor pledged to approach some building companies to repair the road leading to the locality of Quiongoa, in order to improve the flow of people and goods and thus boost the region's socio-economic development.

Norberto dos Santos also spoke of the need to put in place justice services in order to facilitate people's access to such documents as birth certificates and IDs.

The governor also pledged to have houses for teachers built so they can work in appropriate conditions.

With a population of more than 3,000 inhabitants, Quiongoa, comprises two villages, and is 98 kilometres of the municipality of Cacuso.

While in the region, governor Norberto dos Santos visited the local health centre, the water system, the American missionary tombs and the primary school.

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