Angola: Minister Nuno Carnaval Visits Angop Headquarters

Luanda — The Mass Media minister, Nuno Albino "Carnaval", encouraged last Thursday the board of the Angola Press Agency (ANGOP) to work to regain its role as the country's leading source of news distribution.

The official made this statement during a visit to ANGOP's headquarters, where he checked the working conditions and the functioning of the agency, which was created on 30 July, 1975.

He recognized that due to its dimension and importance, ANGOP deserves more attention from the national authorities.

To him, there is the need for the agency to take back the role that it traditionally had, taking into account the magnitude and dimension resulting from its activity and tasks.

As regards the work of the public Mass Media bodies, the minister pointed out the need for renovation of the content and editorial line, aiming to produce better news items and promote more pedagogical approaches.

Concerning staff training, Nuno Albino "Carnaval", advanced that the priority shall be the concerns presented by each institution.

"At the level of the Mass Media Ministry, we have priorities connected to our objectives. For example, very soon, we'll have the Digital Communication and Media Agency. So, we'll need to prepare the staff to respond to this structure", he added.

In his visit, the minister was accompanied by the secretary of State for Mass Media, Celso Malavoloneke, the CEOs of the Angola Public Television (TPA), Angola National Radio (RNA) and November Editions, among other personalities.

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