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Fri, 13 Sep 2019 18:26 - Updated Fri, 13 Sep 2019 18:25

State minister stresses diversification of production

Luena - The Minister of State for Economic Coordination, Manuel Nunes Júnior, said Friday in Luena (Moxico) that increased production and diversification of the national economy are national imperatives for the country to develop.

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Speaking at the opening of the Moxico Agriculture Forum 2019, under the slogan "Developing agriculture, creating jobs and fighting poverty", the minister said that the country must reduce its dependence on oil, focusing on the non-oil production segment, aiming at to have sustained and solid growth.

Manuel Nunes Júnior, who is part of the delegation of the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, during a two-day working visit to the province of Moxico, stressed that in the first phase the country should be self-sufficient and stop importing high-consumption foods.

He stressed that by producing food in the country itself, increased employment in Angola would be ensured, thereby increasing household incomes, combating hunger and poverty, as well as reducing pressure on the country's currency.

He called for the engagement of national and foreign businessmen in increasing domestic production, ensuring that the state will create conditions for private investment to have the highest possible return.

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