5 July 2014

Angola: President's Role in Combat Hunger, Poverty Stressed

Kuito — The commitment of the Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, to implementing the programme for fighting against Hunger and Poverty was highlighted Friday in central Bie province.

The recognition came from the director of Studies, Planning and Statistics Office (GEPE) of Bie Government, Deolinda Gonçalves, who was speaking on behalf of the provincial governor.

Speaking at the inauguration of a six-classroom school, in Cuito, the capital of the central province, the official said that president's commitment and dedication is evident in programme focused on fighting against hunger and poverty in the communities.

According to her, the implementation of this project has significantly improved the living conditions of populations and allowed the socio-economic development in the region.

Deolinda Goncalves noted that the programme has so far enabled the construction of new schools, health facilities, rehabilitation of roads and bridges, drinking water and electricity distribution and agricultural inputs in the province.

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