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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 07:48 - Updated Thu, 06 Jul 2017 07:48

Angola: Diamonds co-operatives contribute to fight against poverty

Luanda - The creation and organisation of diamonds co-operatives in the provinces of Lunda Norte, Moxico, Malanje and Lunda Sul, represent a significant contribution to the fight against poverty and hinder the illegal entrance of foreigners in the national territory, principally in those regions known for intense diamonds exploration and production activities.

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This stance was expressed last Wednesday, in Luanda, by the C.E.O of the state-owned National Diamonds Company (Endiama), António Carlos Sumbula, during the swearing-in ceremony of the new boards of Endiama and the also public Diamonds Trade Firm (Sodiam).  

“We’ll continue to organise the diamonds co-operatives, in co-ordination with the provincial governments of those provinces, aiming at the reduction of poverty indexes in the country”, Mr Sumbula explained.

Beatriz Jacinto António de Sousa is Sodiam’s new C.E.O.

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