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Thu, 08 Apr 2010 13:11 - Updated Thu, 08 Apr 2010 13:11

Women returnee from Congo get Government aid


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Uíge – More than 400 women who returned from the neighbouring republics of Congo, currently settled in the district of Damba, northern Uige province, were on Wednesday supplied with several goods, as part of Government efforts to mitigate their  hardship.

The donation was delivered by the minister of Family and Women Promotion, Genoveva Lino, and included foodstuffs, farming instruments and recipients to boil water for traditional midwives.

The hand-over ceremony followed a meeting the minister had with the beneficiaries, during which he learned about their main constraints and transmitted words of encouragement.

On the occasion, the women returnees deplored the delay in their integration in the sectors of health and education and the lack of working instrument for farming.

They also spoke of the need for courses of Portuguese language in order to facilitate communication.

Meanwhile, Damba administrator, Sebastião Muanza, praised the visit of the minister, adding that 8,767 people, among children, women and men, are currently settled in the district, after they were expelled from the neighbouring republics of Congo.