Ombadja — The date of 04 February 1961 represents a premise for the opening of the political process and strengthening of democracy in Angola, said Monday in Xangongo locality, Ombadja Municipality, the governor of Cunene Province António Didalelwa.
Speaking at the central act of the 4 February date, which the country celebrates as the start of the armed struggle against colonialism, the governor said this historical datum is the start of a long journey of self-determination and development.
He assured that the priority of the government is to maintain political stability through the promotion, defence and consolidation of peace, strengthening of democracy and freedom of speech, equality of opportunity and social justice, with the wise leadership of President José Eduardo dos Santos.
He assured that these premises are indispensable for the improvement of the quality of life of the population of the province, just like the other regions, since the country has been taking big steps towards development.
"The promotion of the improvement of basic conditions for the people, based on the strategy of fighting against poverty and the strategy of national security, represent fundamental actions for the development of the society", emphasized the governor.
The central act in celebration of the start of the armed struggle against the Portuguese colonial regime was chaired by the minister of Territory Administration, Bornito de Sousa.