President admits deficit in sports, cultural infrastructures

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Luanda – Angolan head of state João Lourenço admitted Thursday in Luanda that the country is poorly served in terms of sports and cultural infrastructures.

This was during a dialogue with young people held in the country’s capital, Luanda, in which he pointed to the inefficiency of managers as the main cause.

The Head of State spoke of some cultural and sports infrastructures, stating that if well taken care of could respond to the demands of both classes.

“The country has spent millions of dollars to build football stadiums for CAN2010, but due to poor management they are in a state of total degradation. We have to rethink the form of management of the infrastructures built in the country so as not to let it die, ”he said.

Over the past 10 years, the country has seen the emergence of stadiums in Benguela, Huíla, Cabinda and Luanda, to host the African Cup of Football (CAN2010), and cultural infrastructures (libraries and media libraries) in Luanda, Bié, Malanje, Huambo.

Still in the field of culture, the president announced plans to conduct facelift  of some infrastructure like those of Bullfight and Teatro Avenida, whose works have come to a standstill for more than three years.

The meeting, which takes place at the Talatona Convention Center, in Luanda, was sponsored by presidency and following others held in July and October 2019, respectively in the cities of Soyo (Zaire) and Cuito” (Bié).

Attending the meeting with the Head of State representatives of youth associations and others, related to the activity of young people, in the professional, educational, religious, political and social activism, entrepreneurship, culture, sports and environment plan.

Angolan statesman received recently in audience the president of the National Youth Council, Isaías Calunga, with whom he analyzed concerns related to housing for young people, technical and professional training, employment and insertion in the education system.

The meeting takes place at a time when youth groups from civil society have been protesting against the rising cost of living, demanding more transparency in fighting corruption, better living conditions, among others.

This was during a dialogue with young people held in the country’s capital, Luanda, in which he pointed to the inefficiency of managers as the main cause.

The Head of State spoke of some cultural and sports infrastructures, stating that if well taken care of could respond to the demands of both classes.

“The country has spent millions of dollars to build football stadiums for CAN2010, but due to poor management they are in a state of total degradation. We have to rethink the form of management of the infrastructures built in the country so as not to let it die, ”he said.

Over the past 10 years, the country has seen the emergence of stadiums in Benguela, Huíla, Cabinda and Luanda, to host the African Cup of Football (CAN2010), and cultural infrastructures (libraries and media libraries) in Luanda, Bié, Malanje, Huambo.

Still in the field of culture, the president announced plans to conduct facelift  of some infrastructure like those of Bullfight and Teatro Avenida, whose works have come to a standstill for more than three years.

The meeting, which takes place at the Talatona Convention Center, in Luanda, was sponsored by presidency and following others held in July and October 2019, respectively in the cities of Soyo (Zaire) and Cuito” (Bié).

Attending the meeting with the Head of State representatives of youth associations and others, related to the activity of young people, in the professional, educational, religious, political and social activism, entrepreneurship, culture, sports and environment plan.

Angolan statesman received recently in audience the president of the National Youth Council, Isaías Calunga, with whom he analyzed concerns related to housing for young people, technical and professional training, employment and insertion in the education system.

The meeting takes place at a time when youth groups from civil society have been protesting against the rising cost of living, demanding more transparency in fighting corruption, better living conditions, among others.