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Sat, 05 Aug 2017 14:03 - Updated Sun, 06 Aug 2017 07:53

Election2017: Opposition FNLA pledges to reduce maternal, infant mortality

Luanda - The creation of better conditions in hospitals, through providing them with equipment, facilities and qualified manpower to reduce maternal and infant mortality, was among the pledges made by the leader of the opposition

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Opposition FNLA leader and presidential candidate, Lucas Ngonda

Photo: Lino Guimaraes

Frente Nacional de Libertação de Angola (FNLA) party.


Lucas Ngonda was speaking on the State-run Rádio Nacional de Angola, during a broadcast under the ongoing electoral campaign ahead of the forthcoming 23 August general election.

According to FNLA leader and presidential candidate, i tis a must that conditions be put in place for children to be born healthy to avoid maternal death.

he also said his organisation stands for a fight against misery, poverty and other social evils.

Lucas Ngonda mentioned settling the basic social concerns facing the Angolan population like electricity, water, housing, education and others as being high on his party’s agenda, should it win the election of 23 August this year.

Six parties are contesting the general election of this year. They are the ruling MPLA party and opposition UNITA, FNLA, PRS , APN and CASA-CE coalition.

In the country’s first multi-party election of 1992, FNLA elected five MPS. But it the 2008 polls, that number fell down to three and to two in the latest ballot of 2012.

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