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Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:06 - Updated Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:08

Angola: President stresses call to fight against corruption

Luanda - Angolan head of State João Lourenço Monday in Luanda urged the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Rui Ferreira, to commit himself to the country's anti-corruption strategy.

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President João Lourenço (R.) with Rui Ferreira

Photo: Francisco Miudo

Supreme court chief justice, Rui Ferreira, signs book

Photo: Francisco Miudo

João Lourenço, who takes anti-corruption strategy as part of his governance policy, said that Rui Ferreira "can make a valuable contribution" to this task.

Addressing a swearing ceremony of Chief Justice of Supreme Court, the Statesman said that fight against corruption is a tough task.

The president stressed that it is the duty of legal authorities, with their tools, to "fight against this practice."

Speaking to the press at the end of the ceremony, Rui Ferreira mentioned the improvement of Justice Administration System and reform of judicial organisation, as priorities of his mandate.

Under legal system in Angola, the Chief Justice is appointed by the President of the Republic, among three candidates.

The ruling party's programme in Angola also provides for combat mismanagement of the public assets and influence peddling.

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