8 February 2013

Angola: Defence Minister Urges Staff to Serve Motherland

Luanda — The Angolan National Defence minister, Cândido Pereira Van-Dunem, Thursday in Luanda urged the sector's staff to place their skills and intelligence at the service of the motherland.

The minister, who was addressing the Annual Directive Council of the National Defence Ministry, appealed to the staff to remain united in the patriotic effort of building a society of solidarity, peace, stability and social progress.

"It is important to improve the work, making an effort not to make mistakes, always with the concern of elevating quality, with a view to better and better serve the motherland," he stated.

The minister also spoke of the need for the staff to observe the culture of working with excellence, and permanently focus on improving the professional performance, appealing to a good execution of the works and correct handling of the funds made available by the State.

"The search of solutions to the problems must be permanent and opportune, thus avoiding them to hang on and aggravate. The speed in the solution of problems must be a constant practice. However, the speed should not replace the necessary reflection on what must be done toward solutions that produce positive results," the minister added.

The participants assessed the activities carried out in the 4th semester of 2012 and the performance of the budget for the same year, and were informed about the payment of the pensions to ex-soldiers and other relevant matters.

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