Angola announces plans to issue over 32,000 agricultural land titles

  • Families benefiting from "Terras Altas da Huíla" project
Luanda- Angola has announced plans of issuing 32, 800 agricultural land titles, as part of "Nossa Terra” Our Land programme.

The project is expected to benefit 200 peasants from the country’s 164 municipalities, according to minister of Public Works and Spatial Planning.

Manuel Tavares de Almeida confirmed this while speaking at the land concession titles launch ceremony held in the municipality of Icolo e Bengo, Luanda province.

He said that the challenge was launched in 2018 to secure assistance and social protection to the most vulnerable groups, mainly peasants, through the “Minha Terra” programme.

On Saturday, 20 of the 200 peasants in the localities of Sacrifício and Dungo, in the municipality of Icolo e Bengo, benefited from land titles.

The project "Minha Terra", coordinated by the minister of State and Head of the Civil Affairs Office to the Presidency of the Republic, Adão de Almeida, is intended to enable the peasants to acquire land rights, via customary law, and prevent them from being dispossessed or expropriated.

According to Adão de Almeida, from this moment on, no one can come up with any argument and dispossess and receive the lands of these populations.

He added that the Executive is creating bases for family farming and other agricultural projects to have better conditions, predicting better results for increasing national production, reducing poverty and eradicating hunger in the country.

The ceremony was attended by the governor of Luanda province Ana Paula de Carvalho,  Minister of Culture, Tourism and Environment Jomo Fortunato,  minister of Social Action and Family and the Promotion of Women Faustina Alves.

The project is expected to benefit 200 peasants from the country’s 164 municipalities, according to minister of Public Works and Spatial Planning.

Manuel Tavares de Almeida confirmed this while speaking at the land concession titles launch ceremony held in the municipality of Icolo e Bengo, Luanda province.

He said that the challenge was launched in 2018 to secure assistance and social protection to the most vulnerable groups, mainly peasants, through the “Minha Terra” programme.

On Saturday, 20 of the 200 peasants in the localities of Sacrifício and Dungo, in the municipality of Icolo e Bengo, benefited from land titles.

The project "Minha Terra", coordinated by the minister of State and Head of the Civil Affairs Office to the Presidency of the Republic, Adão de Almeida, is intended to enable the peasants to acquire land rights, via customary law, and prevent them from being dispossessed or expropriated.

According to Adão de Almeida, from this moment on, no one can come up with any argument and dispossess and receive the lands of these populations.

He added that the Executive is creating bases for family farming and other agricultural projects to have better conditions, predicting better results for increasing national production, reducing poverty and eradicating hunger in the country.

The ceremony was attended by the governor of Luanda province Ana Paula de Carvalho,  Minister of Culture, Tourism and Environment Jomo Fortunato,  minister of Social Action and Family and the Promotion of Women Faustina Alves.