OMA candidate bet on generational transition

  • Luzia Inglês, secretária-geral cessante da Organização da Mulher Angolana
Lubango - The candidate for the ruling MPLA women wing (OMA) secretary general, Joana Tomás, said Saturday in Lubango, Huila province, that she would focus on strengthening social projects and generational transition, with shared responsibilities.

Joana Tomás, who was speaking at the end of a ceremony in Lubango to introduce herself to female activists of the provinces of Huila, Benguela, Namibe and Cunene, said that renewal meant bringing in new blood, while keeping "the same engine''.

"The intention is to keep the machine working at a necessary pace for the electoral challenges that lie ahead," she added.

Despite this being a historic period, marked by the passing of the baton, Joana Tomás said that OMA is not facing a generational break.

Priorities of the action plan

In the presentation of her priorities, Joana Tomás said that she intends to work with young women and awaken young people's interest in politics.

 She indicated that she will pay special attention to "zungueiras" (female hawkers), domestic workers and rural women, as well as reinforce the work of legal and psychological counselling, and the fight against domestic violence, among other actions.

"We need to pay more attention to the victim and listen more to the aggressor so that we know what the causes are and, in this way, be proactive," She argued.

Joana Tomás, who was speaking at the end of a ceremony in Lubango to introduce herself to female activists of the provinces of Huila, Benguela, Namibe and Cunene, said that renewal meant bringing in new blood, while keeping "the same engine''.

"The intention is to keep the machine working at a necessary pace for the electoral challenges that lie ahead," she added.

Despite this being a historic period, marked by the passing of the baton, Joana Tomás said that OMA is not facing a generational break.

Priorities of the action plan

In the presentation of her priorities, Joana Tomás said that she intends to work with young women and awaken young people's interest in politics.

 She indicated that she will pay special attention to "zungueiras" (female hawkers), domestic workers and rural women, as well as reinforce the work of legal and psychological counselling, and the fight against domestic violence, among other actions.

"We need to pay more attention to the victim and listen more to the aggressor so that we know what the causes are and, in this way, be proactive," She argued.