Sun, 13 Aug 2017 12:39 - Updated Sun, 13 Aug 2017 12:35
Election2017: Railways connection dominates ruling party candidate speech
Dundo - The creation of a diamond processing industry, agricultural and social projects, as well as the interconnection of the northern and eastern regions of the country dominated the speech delivered by the ruling MPLA party’s presidential candidate in Dundo.
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Speaking at a public rally attended by about 50,000 people in northeastern Lunda Norte province on Saturday , João Lourenço mentioned a fierce fight against cross-border crime as another top priority for his party’s government, should it win the forthcoming general election of 23 August.
He said his party will also invest in diversifying the local economy beyond the exploration of diamonds.
The politician also spoke of the need for a radical change to the situation in the northeastern provinces of Lunda Norte and Lunda Sul where he said there are only two employees: the State and the diamond industry.
He defended the creation of infrastructures that would enable the transformation of the minerals locally and thus provide a more diversified job to local young people.
Six political parties are geared to the general election of 23 August this year, for which more than nine million voters have registered. The contesting parties are the ruling MPLA party and opposition UNITA, FNLA, PRS, APN and CASA-CE coalition.
- 13/08/2017 12:39:14
Dundo - The ruling MPLA party will encourage the diversification of the economy of the country’s northeastern region, by attracting local and foreign investments and thus combat existing regional asymmetries.
- 13/08/2017 11:32:03
Luanda - The Interior Ministry has urged the provincial governments to ban rallies and demonstrations by non-competing organisations, ahead of 23 August general elections.
- 13/08/2017 10:55:41
Menongue - The deputy commander of the National Police reaffirmed confidence in the capacity of the staff to keep order during the process leading to voting on 23 August this year.