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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:30 - Updated Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:30

Former combatants registration restarts

Mbanza Kongo- The registration and life proof process of former combatants and homeland veterans is due to restart this week Thursday, in Luanda, and it is to cover the whole country by the end of the first quarter of 2020.

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minister of Former Combatants and Homeland Veterans, João Ernesto dos Santos "Liberdade".

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The announcement was made last Tuesday, in Mbanza Kongo, northern Zaire Province, by the minister of Former Combatants and Homeland Veterans, João Ernesto dos Santos “Liberdade”.

This process began on 26 August this year in the northern Malanje Province and was suspended in September due to the lack of technical and material conditions, which João Ernesto dos Santos expects to see properly created in the first quarter of next year.

The official said that at the moment, more than 40,000 former combatants and veterans of the homeland are registered in five provinces of the country, noting that it is planned for the entire country the registration of at least 162,000 beneficiaries of assistance.

He explained that his sector had excluded from its data a total of 12,000 former combatants and homeland veterans, as they did not meet the requirements required by law and, as a result, would no longer receive the merit pension provided by the institution.

To João Ernesto dos Santos “Liberdade”, the Ministry can only come forward with new proposals for a possible increase in the pension attributed to former combatants and veterans of the homeland, currently stipulated at 23 thousand Kwanzas monthly, after the completion of their re-registration process.

The minister concluded a 24-hour working visit to Zaire, where he verified the operation of his area and offered two boats and a tractor to cooperatives integrated by former combatants.

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