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Tue, 09 Aug 2011 08:27 - Updated Tue, 09 Aug 2011 08:27

Approval of Youth Law announced


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Luanda – The Angolan minister of Youth and Sports, Gonçalves Muandumba, Tuesday in Luanda, announced that the Government is committed to creating and approving the Youth Law, seeking to provide a special attention to this group of the society.

The minister was speaking at a meeting with Catholic church youths who will be attending the World Youth Meeting scheduled for August 25 in Madrid, Spain.

According to Gonçalves Muandumba the said law might be approved soon, covering a multi-sectoral plan to address the problems concerning the youths.

He stated as well that the law will attach a particular attention to the housing problem.

Goçalves Muandumba said that under the Government’s social programme for the youth, houses and community centres are being built in various provinces of the country, some of which already inaugurated.

This, the minister added, is creating professional training opportunity, leisure and other time killing activities.

He said the centres will provide a room for meetings and debates about the main concerns of the youth.

On the other hand, the minister said he hopes the Catholic youths will represent the country in a worthy way and correspond to the challenges of national reconstruction and promotion of Angola’s image abroad.

Angola will be attending the World Youth event with a delegation of 500 members from various provinces of the country.

The World Youth Events were inaugurated in 1986 by Pope John Paul II to convey the gospel to the youths.

This year, the three-day event gathering youths with the Catholic church and other congregations, will gather more than 100,000 delegates.