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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:07 - Updated Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:07

Elections/2017: FNLA leader wants increased mobilisation

Cuito - The president of the opposition FNLA party Lucas Ngonda Thursday in Cuito city, central Bie province, appealed to his followers to intensify the public awareness actions, ahead of August 23 elections.

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Lucas Ngonda, FNLA leader

Photo: Jilmar Inoque

Lucas Ngonda made the appeal when speaking to Angop, as part of the opening of the electoral campaign in Bié province.

The politician welcomed the mobilisation level attained through the airtime in Televisão Publica (TPA) and Radio Nacional (RNA) broadcasting programme.

FNLA also mentioned the diversification of economy, as one of the main guidelines of its governing programme to quickly reduce poverty.

In its governing programme, FNLA also encouraged the growing of crops in regions of the country where they are traditionally prevalent.

This include the growing of rice and tobacco in eastern Moxoco, coffee in northern Uige, Cuanza Norte and central Cuanza Sul, and cotton in northern Malanje and Bengo provinces .

Six political parties are geared to the 23 August election.  They are the ruling MPLA party and opposition UNITA, PRS, FNLA,  APN and CASA-CE coalition.

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