21 February 2013

Angola: Fight Against Drugs Tops Justice Ministry's Concerns

Benguela — Fighting against drugs is one of the main concerns of the Angolan Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, which has already started to draft the National Plan against Drugs, aimed at implementing an integrated and ambitious policy in this area.

This information was given last Wednesday by the incumbent Justice minister, Rui Mangueira, at the opening ceremony of the 8th Consultative Council of the sector, which is taking place in Benguela City until Friday.

To him, the fight against drugs can also be done through a prevention system in schools, with the aim of providing information about the different types of narcotics, so that young people can also be allies in the fight against drugs use.

The minister also revealed that with a view to treating and reintegrating citizens affected by drugs, the authorities intend to launch, by the third quarter of this year, a detoxification centre in Bengo Province.

Apontou a intenção de serem utilizadas as estruturas do Balcão Único do Empreendedor (BUE) naqueles municípios onde não existem serviços exclusivos e especializados, para servir os cidadão em matéria de registo civil, identificação civil e criminal.

In his opinion, the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights is part of the solution to the new challenges facing the country, which implies greater responsibility towards the citizens.

Thus, he appealed for greater engagement in the various activities relating to his sector and collaboration among the various sectors and services of the institution.

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