Minister urges Police to fight vandalism crimes 

  • Ministro do Interior,  Eugenio Laborinho
Luanda - The Minister of the Interior, Eugénio Laborinho, Thursday in Luanda urged the National Police (PN) to fight crimes related to vandalising public property with greater firmness and without contemplation.

According to the Cabinet minister, the theft of electric cables, destruction of electric cabins, drinking water pipes and vandalising the railways should be in the spotlight of the competent authorities.

Eugénio Laborinho, who was speaking at the opening of the Special Meeting of the Police Higher Council, said that the theft in educational institutions and other goods was also one of the types of crimes of concern to any Angolan.

He explained that this type of crime is "brought to Angola by foreign citizens who do everything they can to incite nationals to steal what belongs to all of us to sell to certain countries that will transform and resell it to our country.

Without mentioning their nationality, he gave as an example the five containers seized recently at the port of Luanda when they were being shipped out of Angola.

He stressed that we are facing crimes that put at stake many fundamental legal assets, namely, the right to water, energy, freedom of movement and security.

Apology

In his speech, he apologised for any irregularities or excesses of zeal committed by the members of the corporation, promising to overcome and correct them as and when they occur.

He informed that the PN exists to ensure order and democratic legality, regardless of party affiliation, religion, race, nationality of the citizen, because the respective bodies serve the interests of all institutions and all citizens.

The extraordinary meeting of the Police Higher Council, which ends Friday, will address, among other aspects, the "Permanent Implementation Rules on Organisation", "Modalities of action and execution of proximity policing", "Procedures for policing meetings and demonstrations", "Use of coercive means, as well as the punctual revision of the Disciplinary Regulations for National Police Personnel".

According to the Cabinet minister, the theft of electric cables, destruction of electric cabins, drinking water pipes and vandalising the railways should be in the spotlight of the competent authorities.

Eugénio Laborinho, who was speaking at the opening of the Special Meeting of the Police Higher Council, said that the theft in educational institutions and other goods was also one of the types of crimes of concern to any Angolan.

He explained that this type of crime is "brought to Angola by foreign citizens who do everything they can to incite nationals to steal what belongs to all of us to sell to certain countries that will transform and resell it to our country.

Without mentioning their nationality, he gave as an example the five containers seized recently at the port of Luanda when they were being shipped out of Angola.

He stressed that we are facing crimes that put at stake many fundamental legal assets, namely, the right to water, energy, freedom of movement and security.

Apology

In his speech, he apologised for any irregularities or excesses of zeal committed by the members of the corporation, promising to overcome and correct them as and when they occur.

He informed that the PN exists to ensure order and democratic legality, regardless of party affiliation, religion, race, nationality of the citizen, because the respective bodies serve the interests of all institutions and all citizens.

The extraordinary meeting of the Police Higher Council, which ends Friday, will address, among other aspects, the "Permanent Implementation Rules on Organisation", "Modalities of action and execution of proximity policing", "Procedures for policing meetings and demonstrations", "Use of coercive means, as well as the punctual revision of the Disciplinary Regulations for National Police Personnel".