19 February 2013

Angola: Education Fundamental for Rescue of Populations in High-Risk Areas

Luanda — The educational and preventive work is the fundamental basis to respond to the situation of people living in country's areas at risk, said Tuesday in Luanda the State Secretary of Interior for Civil Protection and Fire department, General Eugénio Laborinho.

Eugénio Laborinho was speaking to Angop, shortly before leaving for Alto Catumbela, southern Benguela province, to assess the degree of development of the work on removal of toxic products in the Pulp Paper Company of Angola (Ex-CPPA ).

As for the current situation of the rain in the country, the official said that the referred situation will be prevented through holding of seminars, lectures and other educational activities underway in the country.

Eugénio Laborinho added that the Angolan government is concerned about the situation and is monitoring it accordingly with the information provided by the National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics (INAMET) on weather and temperature in Africa and throughout Angola.

Among the localities with population at high-risk zones and whose residences have been hit by heavy rains, the State Secretary of Interior mentioned the provinces of Huambo, Bié, Malanje, Zaire, Uige, Lunda Norte, Lunda Sul, Moxico, Kuando Kubango and other localities.

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