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Wed, 03 Jan 2018 15:35 - Updated Wed, 03 Jan 2018 15:34

Government reaffirms commitment to former combatants well-being

Ondjiva - The deputy governor for the political, social and economic sector of Cunene, Albertina Teresa José, reiterated Wednesday the commitment of the government to continue working to improve the living quality of former combatants and veterans of the motherland.

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Cunene: Albertina Teresa José - Vice Governor for Polítical, Social and Economic Sector.

Photo: José Cachiva

The official who was speaking in the ceremony that marked the opening of the commemorative day on January 4 and 15, dates dedicated to the martyrs of the Baixa de Cassanje and that of the former combatants.

She said that assistance consists in the materialization of projects of social reintegration and other benefits, with a view to prestige those who with patriotic sense and without sparing efforts and sacrifice fought to free the country from colonialism.

The official said that despite the economic and financial adversities that the country is experiencing, everything has been done, with a view to improving the living ambitions of the population, especially the construction of schools, hospitals, railways, hydroelectric dam and other actions.

Under the slogan "January 4, 1961, a source of political inspiration for national independence", the journey will be filled with lectures, visits to social enterprises.

The province of Cunene controls 2,082 former combatants and veterans of the motherland.

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