President hails local production of basic commodities

  • President João Lourenço during the homage to local producers of basic commodities
Luanda – President João Lourenço Tuesday in Luanda hailed the commitment showed by local businesspeople to the production of basic commodities, despite existing hurdles, some associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Today, despite persisting constraints of various nature, apart from those resulting from Covid-19, it is fair to publicly recognise that the private business sector has responded positively,” said President João Lourenço.

Addressing the ceremony of homage to local producers of basic commodities, the President underlined that the private business operators have been making satisfactory and visible investments.

He said the homage to local producers ahead of the festive season is fair as it is a good moment to think about the commitment and capacity of resistance showed by them this year he considered "very difficult".

Speaking to representatives of 62 companies from the country’s 18 provinces, João Lourenço said he hopes the coming year 2021 will bring in a boosted internal production.

According to the President, good results have been achieved this year in the production of the main crops.

The Head of State mentioned three million tons of cereals, 11 million tons of edible tubers and roots, two million tons of vegetables, and 145,000 tons of meat, of the 197,000 expected, including 1.2 billion eggs, against 1.5 billion planned.

Earlier on in November this year, President João Lourenço paid a homage to medical doctors and nurses, members of the Armed Forces, Defence and Security agencies, Airforce and commercial pilots, business operators, long distance track drivers, arts and culture makers and journalists, for their contribution to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Today, despite persisting constraints of various nature, apart from those resulting from Covid-19, it is fair to publicly recognise that the private business sector has responded positively,” said President João Lourenço.

Addressing the ceremony of homage to local producers of basic commodities, the President underlined that the private business operators have been making satisfactory and visible investments.

He said the homage to local producers ahead of the festive season is fair as it is a good moment to think about the commitment and capacity of resistance showed by them this year he considered "very difficult".

Speaking to representatives of 62 companies from the country’s 18 provinces, João Lourenço said he hopes the coming year 2021 will bring in a boosted internal production.

According to the President, good results have been achieved this year in the production of the main crops.

The Head of State mentioned three million tons of cereals, 11 million tons of edible tubers and roots, two million tons of vegetables, and 145,000 tons of meat, of the 197,000 expected, including 1.2 billion eggs, against 1.5 billion planned.

Earlier on in November this year, President João Lourenço paid a homage to medical doctors and nurses, members of the Armed Forces, Defence and Security agencies, Airforce and commercial pilots, business operators, long distance track drivers, arts and culture makers and journalists, for their contribution to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.