4 February 2013

Angola: MPLA Honors Memory of February 4 Heroes

Luanda — The Politburo of the ruling MPLA party urged the Angolan people to honor the memory of the heroes of Four February through their participation in government initiatives to build a better Angola to guarantee the well being of all citizens.

In a Press Release delivered to ANGOP, the Politburo of the MPLA, "imbued with the spirit and determination of the creators of Four February, urges all Angolans from Cabinda (north) to Cunene (south), to mobilize themselves around the Executive, participating in initiatives for the construction of a better Angola, honoring in this way, the memory of all who fought for the conquest of freedom and independence of Angola".

In the Press Release, the Politburo of the ruling party in Angola "reiterates the firm willing to remain faithful to the ideals of Four February, fighting for the preservation of national unity and cohesion, the consolidation of democracy and institutions and by ensuring the

basic assumptions needed for development, through increases of production, financial stability and transformation and diversification of the economic structure so that the country can "grow more and distribute better."

It considers that the celebrations of the Fourth of February in 2013, resulting in a time when the MPLA and its Executive redouble efforts to meet the needs of citizens, "fulfilling its Governance Programme for the period of 2012/2017, which earned the preference of

Angolans in the general elections of last 31 August."

For the MPLA, the "inextinguishable" example of the Heroes of Four February "should serve as an incentive to new generations of Angolans, motivating them to participate in economic and social development of the country, in promoting equal rights and

opportunities , without prejudice of origin, race, sex, color, age, religious belief, political or any other form of discrimination. "

In the document, the MPLA politburo addresses a word of appreciation to former combatants and veterans of the homeland and reiterates the protection of promoting activities of a political, economic, social and cultural nature, seeking their dignity, in

recognition of their invaluable participation in creation story of the Angolan nation.

It recalls with pride that 52 years ago, a group of fearless Angolan nationalists, "aware that Portuguese colonialism would not fall without a fight" started armed struggle against the powerful colonial army, "having consented enormous sacrifices and overcome all obstacles,

so that November 11, 1975, was proclaimed" towards Africa and the World, Independence of Angola ".

The Politburo of the MPLA considers, finally, that the Fourth of February 1961 "was the product of awareness of prominent nationalist and revolutionary patriots, who were able to interpret the most legitimate aspirations of the Angolan people against the refusal by the then

colonial regime, proposals for peaceful self-determination of Angolans. "

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