ANGOP - Angola Press News AgencyANGOP - Angola Press News Agency

Go to homepage
Luanda

Max:

Min:

Home » News » Politics

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:15 - Updated Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:14

Election2017: Sports high on ruling party's agenda - candidate

Luanda - Sports have since Angola's national independence been high on the agenda for the ruling MPLA party as they constitutes a factor of national unity and instrument for reaffirmation of patriotism.

Send by email

To share this news by email, fill out the information below and click Send

Correct

To report errors in the texts of articles published, fill out the information below and click Send

Angola's national basketball team (file)

Photo: Cortesia da organização

This was said Thursday in Luanda by the ruling party’s presidential candidate, João Lourenço.

The candidate was speaking at a meeting with sports and media people within the framework of the ongoing electoral campaign as the country approaches the forthcoming 23 August general election.

On the occasion, João Lourenço paid homage to all those who have directly or indirectly contributed to the development of the Angolan sports.

He said the ruling party programme makes provisions to reaching a considerable number of high competition athletes until the year 2022, against the existing 125, including in all education institutions and communities.

The candidate also expressed the commitment of his party, should it win the forthcoming election, to continue investing in sports infrastructure and their maintenance.

According to him, Angola needs results that enhance the national pride, through improved levels of organisation to rival the greatest nations of the world.

Read also