Soyo — Broad Convergence for the Salvation of Angola - Electoral Coalition (CASA-CE) has announced plans to turn the municipality of Soyo, northern Zaire province, into a tourist hotspot in the next five years.
The pledge came from the coalition's leader, Manuel Fernandes, while addressing a mass political event in Soyo on Sunday, as part of electoral campaign underway in the country.
CASA-CE president said that the municipality of Soyo has the cultural and historical potentials that deserve such a status.
He added that the transformation of Soyo into a tourism hub by CASA-CE, if it wins the 2022 elections, will contribute to the diversification of the national economy and development of the locality.
Manuel Fernandes also promised to allocate to Zaire province 15% of tax revenues from the oil exploration, as well as building a higher institute for oil in the region.
CASA-CE also reiterated its focus on policies to boost national production to reduce imports of consumer goods, as well as creating more jobs.
The politician also highlighted the implementation of local elections in the country in a short period of time in order to give more powers and autonomy to the municipalities.
For the 24 August polls, Zaire province has 321,781 registered voters, who are expected to cast their ballots.