President reaffirms effort to country industrialisation

 
  
  • Presidente da República, João Lourenço (à dir.), recebido no aeroporto pelo governador Daniel Neto (à esq.), no quadro de uma visita de algumas horas à província da Lunda Sul
Saurimo - The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, said on Friday that efforts are being made to industrialise the country and add value to national raw materials.

President Joao Lourenço was speaking to journalists after inaugurating the Saurimo Diamond Development Pole in Lunda Sul province, which has three diamond polishing factories.

He said that, similarly to what was happening in the oil sector, with the increase and construction of refineries, the government also intended to expand the diamond industry to other regions of the country, in order to guarantee more jobs for young people and reduce regional asymmetries.

João Lourenço announced that KGK, one of the factories inaugurated today, will provide 600 jobs, 70 percent of which for nationals, stressing that it is an evolving project open to other entrepreneurs in the diamond industry.

In his speech, Joao Lourenço said that the government was working to interconnect the electricity system between the north and east of the country, in order to transport electricity from production sources (dams) to the population.

He also reiterated his commitment to creating conditions to guarantee quality higher education in all the country's provinces.

"We want quality higher education for all corners of the country and, as we obtain the financial resources to fulfil this desire, we will do so. We want a developed country without discrimination, because the government does not have children and stepchildren, it only has children and has to treat everyone equally," he added.

The Angolan President, who is accompanied by the first lady of the Republic, Ana Dias Lourenço, returns to the country's capital, Luanda, this afternoon.

President Joao Lourenço was speaking to journalists after inaugurating the Saurimo Diamond Development Pole in Lunda Sul province, which has three diamond polishing factories.

He said that, similarly to what was happening in the oil sector, with the increase and construction of refineries, the government also intended to expand the diamond industry to other regions of the country, in order to guarantee more jobs for young people and reduce regional asymmetries.

João Lourenço announced that KGK, one of the factories inaugurated today, will provide 600 jobs, 70 percent of which for nationals, stressing that it is an evolving project open to other entrepreneurs in the diamond industry.

In his speech, Joao Lourenço said that the government was working to interconnect the electricity system between the north and east of the country, in order to transport electricity from production sources (dams) to the population.

He also reiterated his commitment to creating conditions to guarantee quality higher education in all the country's provinces.

"We want quality higher education for all corners of the country and, as we obtain the financial resources to fulfil this desire, we will do so. We want a developed country without discrimination, because the government does not have children and stepchildren, it only has children and has to treat everyone equally," he added.

The Angolan President, who is accompanied by the first lady of the Republic, Ana Dias Lourenço, returns to the country's capital, Luanda, this afternoon.