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Fri, 27 Apr 2018 10:49 - Updated Fri, 27 Apr 2018 10:49

Traditional authorities urged to mobilize population to preserve environment

Cuito - The traditional authorities and coordinators of the committees of residents of cuito municipality, central Bié province, were on Thursday encouraged to mobilize the population of their areas of jurisdiction in the preservation of the environment.

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Bié: Anabela Caiovo Ngunga - mpla mp

Photo: BARTOLOMEU DO NASCIMENTO

The appeal was made by MP. Anabela Caiovo Ngunga of the ruling MPLA party during a meeting of the Women Parliamentarians and civil society group, which aimed to reflect on society's participation in preserving the environment for the development of communities.

According to her, the traditional authorities has always been respected by the population, therefore, they must work with the coordinators of the committees of residents and enlightened the population about the danger of the fires, approaching the time of dry season and safeguarding the environment.

To her, the fires cause deforestation and extinction of animal and vegetable species important for the balance of the ecosystem, degrading of the soils and desalinating of the rivers.

She stressed that there should be a greater awareness-raising campaign in the communities about the environment.

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