ANGOP - Angola Press News AgencyANGOP - Angola Press News Agency

Go to homepage



Home » News » Economy

Thu, 04 Oct 2018 10:28 - Updated Thu, 04 Oct 2018 12:10

Vitality of African economies depends on maritime potential

Luanda - The vitality of the economies of those countries that are members of the Maritime Organization of West and Central Africa (MOWCA), in which Angola is included, depends greatly on the projects of the respective governments turned to the development of the whole maritime potential, said last Wednesday, in Luanda, the Angolan Transports minister, Ricardo de Abreu.

Send by email

To share this news by email, fill out the information below and click Send


To report errors in the texts of articles published, fill out the information below and click Send

Ricardos de Abreu, Tansports minister (file)

Photo: Clemente dos Santos

According to the minister, maritime organizations are great support to governments, since the latter trust in the former for the formulation and implementation of national policies on the ways to explore and utilise maritime resources.

Delivering a speech at the second seminar on “Reflection about the Autonomization of Merchant Navies in MOWCA Space”, set to end on Thursday, Ricardo de Abreu stressed that it is extremely important that maritime administrations become efficient and efficacious in their activities.    


He went on to say that Angola is open to all actions aimed at bringing closer and closer together all the African states, with a view to boosting south-south co-operation, reason why Angola is a member of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).

He reminded that Angola is hosting the headquarters of the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC) and also contributes to the efforts of the sub-region in the fight against maritime insecurity.  

“We are involved in the pursuit of the MOWCA objectives, an organization that we’ve presided over for a long time and so far we’ve guaranteed the permanent representation of the institution in the international maritime organisation in London, without mentioning that we are one of the main contributors to the operational budget of the organization, and also that it is an Angolan senior staff that is currently leading the MOWCA since the general assembly of 2011 in Kinshasa”, Ricardo de Abreu reminded.

On his turn, the MOWCA general secretary, Alain Michel Luvambano, explained that during the seminar participants will analyse the draft-resolution on the autonomization of merchant navies, which is going to be submitted to the Ministries of Transport of each member state for approval and then be adopted at the 15th General Assembly to happen in 2019, in Ghana.

Tags Economy  

Read also
  • 24/10/2018 10:22:21

    Kaombo Norte producing 96,000 barrels of oil per day

    Luanda - The Kaombo Norte Project, with a production capacity of 230,000 barrels of oil / day, last week produced a daily average of 96,000 barrels / day, with an operational efficiency of 96.3 percent, ANGOP learned Tuesday.

  • 23/10/2018 18:56:34

    VAT Software to be validated by AGT

    Luanda - The Software to be used by economic agents to implement Value Added Tax (VAT) will be validated by the General Tax Administration (AGT), said the Coordinator of VAT in Angola, Adilson Sequeira, on Tuesday in Luanda.

  • 22/10/2018 15:41:23

    Government and Catoca analyze socio-economic investments

    Saurimo - The government of Lunda Sul and the Catoca Mining Society are studying the possibility of deepening and improving existing cooperation in the fields of education, health, agriculture and sport over the next four years.

  • 22/10/2018 11:52:00

    Brent opens high in London

    London - Brent crude for December delivery opened high on Monday in the London Futures Market, with the barrel being traded at USD 79.85, with a variation of 0.07% in relation to the previous session.