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Sun, 13 Oct 2019 10:53 - Updated Sun, 13 Oct 2019 10:53

Investment in agriculture to help reduce hunger- Cardinal says

Saurimo - Cardinal Dom Eugénio Dal Corso said on Friday in Saurimo City, eastern Lunda Sul Province, that the Angolan executive should invest more in the agriculture sector, with a view to reducing hunger and extreme poverty in the country.

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Lunda Sul: Cardinal Dom Eugénio Dal Corso

Photo: António Lourenço

In an exclusive interview with ANGOP, on the sidelines of the Second Episcopal Conference of Angola and Sao Tome (Ceast), the Cardinal stressed that in order to achieve this goal, the executive must invest in the quantity and quality of the technicians in the areas of agronomy, empowering farmers with the needed tools, so that families can shift from manual farming to mechanized farming.


He added that the country is rich in water resources and fertile lands and serious investments in agriculture will absorb more families in the agricultural work.


More attention should also be given to entrepreneurs wishing to set up agricultural enterprises.


As for the fight against corruption, he praised all the actions carried out by the President of the Republic, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, and the judicial bodies in the fight against this evil, because only in this way will it be possible to attract more foreign investors to the country.

The Catholic prelate then emphasised that the current moment is appropriate for the implementation of political reforms with direct benefits for the citizens.

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