Defence Minister calls for national unity and reconciliation

  • Minister of National Defence and Veterans of the Homeland, João Ernesto dos Santos.
Caxito - The Minister of National Defence and Veterans of the Homeland, João Ernesto dos Santos, today in Bengo province said that it was necessary to defend the higher interests of the Nation permanently, with a view to consolidating national unity and reconciliation.

Chairing the Central Act on the Day of the Start of the Armed Struggle for National Liberation (4 February), he noted that Angola's political stability had made it possible to start a period of economic growth, with positive results in several areas, disassociated from oil.

This stability, he continued, made it possible to rebuild infrastructures, at the service of the economy, and to build several housing units to resolve the need for own house, one of the greatest desires of the majority of the Angolan population.

For the Minister of National Defence and Veterans of the Homeland, this event should serve as an example for Angolans to recover the "breath" of the national economy, making correct use of the financial resources made available to public managers.

He stressed that corruption, nepotism and impunity have less and less space in the country, due to the "courageous measures" of the Government and the actions of the organs of justice against those who make misuse of the treasury, reaffirming the commitment to good governance and transparency in the management of public affairs and the moralisation of society.

According to João Ernesto dos Santos, this 60th anniversary of the Day of the Beginning of the Armed Struggle for National Liberation is commemorated at a time when the country is committed to continuing with the diversification of the economy, with the creation of a business environment closer to national and foreign private investment.

 

Chairing the Central Act on the Day of the Start of the Armed Struggle for National Liberation (4 February), he noted that Angola's political stability had made it possible to start a period of economic growth, with positive results in several areas, disassociated from oil.

This stability, he continued, made it possible to rebuild infrastructures, at the service of the economy, and to build several housing units to resolve the need for own house, one of the greatest desires of the majority of the Angolan population.

For the Minister of National Defence and Veterans of the Homeland, this event should serve as an example for Angolans to recover the "breath" of the national economy, making correct use of the financial resources made available to public managers.

He stressed that corruption, nepotism and impunity have less and less space in the country, due to the "courageous measures" of the Government and the actions of the organs of justice against those who make misuse of the treasury, reaffirming the commitment to good governance and transparency in the management of public affairs and the moralisation of society.

According to João Ernesto dos Santos, this 60th anniversary of the Day of the Beginning of the Armed Struggle for National Liberation is commemorated at a time when the country is committed to continuing with the diversification of the economy, with the creation of a business environment closer to national and foreign private investment.