20 February 2013

Angola: Governor Happy With Family Resettlement in Bié

Kuito — The governor of the central Bié province, Álvaro Manuel de Boavida Neto, was pleased with socio- economic situation of 116 families resettled in various localities.

The resettlement of the families, who came from the neighbouring countries, is part of voluntary and organised repatriation programme of refugees, jointly sponsored by Executive in partnership with UN High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR).

Under the above programme, the province of Bié received 116 families in a total of 491 people from Republics of Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, DR Congo and others.

According to the governor, the resettled families continue benefitting from assistance like food stuffs, used cloths and others, with a view to ensure their wellbeing.

They also received zinc sheets to facilitate the construction of their residences.

The local government also pledges commitment to provide the vocational training and agriculture development, through socio-professional centres and schools attached to agriculture sector and rural development in the region.

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