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Sun, 09 Jul 2017 14:42 - Updated Sun, 09 Jul 2017 14:40

MPLA candidate stresses economic factors, appeals for votes

Benguela - The strengthening of national businesses to reduce the import of goods, as well as investments in transports, tourism and the fight against unemployment dominated last Saturday, in the centre-west Benguela City, coastal province with the same name, the speech delivered at a rally by the ruling MPLA candidate for President of the Republic, João Lourenço.

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Benguela: Ruling MPLA presidential candidate.

Photo: Rosário Miranda

João Lourenço arrived last Friday in Benguela Province, heading a delegation of members of the MPLA Politburo and Central Committee, where he was presented to the local population and party militants as presidential candidate in the upcoming August 23 general elections, at a mass political rally.

The candidate spoke of the diversification of the Angolan economy, with a view to minimizing the dependence on oil sector, aimed to collect foreign exchange for the country, and considered the focus on farming to be fundamental.

Joao Lourenço promised employment for Angolans, especially young people.

The ruling MPLA vice-president also said that he will be fighting, among other evils, against crime, excessive consumption of alcohol and drugs.

On the other hand, João Lourenço appealed for the confidence of the Angolan citizens and their vote in the MPLA in the general elections of August 23, 2017.

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