27 January 2016

Angola: Electricity, Water Services Regulator Created

Luanda — The Cabinet Council put an end to the Electricity Sector Regulator Institute (IRSE) and set up instead the Regulator Institute for Services of Electricity, Water Supply and Waste Water Sanitation (HIRSEA).

This was during a session of the Cabinet Council chaired by the head of State José Eduardo dos Santos.

According to a press release that reached Angop on Wednesday, the decision follows the organic and institutional transformation underway in the sector of electricity and water.

HIRSEA is tasked with regulating the production, transportation, distribution, trade and use of electricity, the abstraction, processing, transportation and distribution of water, including the collection, processing and disposal of waste water.

In the domain of the external policy, the Cabinet Council reviewed the Accord on Security, Internal Order and Civil Protection, as well as the Protocol of Cooperation between the National Police of Angola and the National Police of São Tomé and Príncipe, reads the note.

The Government also approved an Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Framework Cooperation Agreement and another one on visa exemption on diplomatic, official, special and service passports from Angola and Ecuador, the source adds.

The release further states that the session also learned of the Memorandum of Understanding for the setting up of mechanisms for political consultations between the Foreign ministries of Angola and Ecuador.

According to the source, the Cabinet Council learned from the Health minister, José Van-Dúnem, of the yellow fever outbreak in the country and recommended the reinforcement of measures to curb the spread of the disease.


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