President swears in new Luanda governor

  • Presidente da República, João Lourenço, confere posse a novos responsáveis
Luanda - The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, on Thursday swore in the new governor of the province of Luanda, Ana Paula Chantre Luna de Carvalho.

In a ceremony held at the Main Hall of the Presidential Palace, the Head of State also swore in Manuel José da Costa Molares D'Abril as Secretary of State for Territory Planning.

Hélio Delize Neto de Almeida also took office as deputy governor of Huila province for the Technical Sector and Infrastructures. All three officials were appointed on Wednesday.

In his brief statements, President João Lourenço wished the newly sworn-in government officials success in their new roles.

At the end of the ceremony, the new governor of Luanda, who replaced Joana Lina Ramos Baptista, said that her priority was to draw up programmes, with the collaboration of municipal administrators, for the short, medium and long term to resolve the situation of solid waste and macro-drainage in the capital.

"We will work with municipalities to, in a specific and planned way, mitigate some problems that affect the city of Luanda," the governor, who until the date of her appointment was secretary of state for Regional Planning, told the press.

According to population projections for 2018, drawn up by the National Statistics Institute, Luanda has an estimated population of 7.7 million inhabitants and a land area of 18,826 square kilometres, making it the most populous province in the country.

It comprises the municipalities of Luanda, Cacuaco, Viana, Kilamba-kiaxi, Talatona, Belas, Cazenga, Icolo and Bengo and Quiçama.

 

 

In a ceremony held at the Main Hall of the Presidential Palace, the Head of State also swore in Manuel José da Costa Molares D'Abril as Secretary of State for Territory Planning.

Hélio Delize Neto de Almeida also took office as deputy governor of Huila province for the Technical Sector and Infrastructures. All three officials were appointed on Wednesday.

In his brief statements, President João Lourenço wished the newly sworn-in government officials success in their new roles.

At the end of the ceremony, the new governor of Luanda, who replaced Joana Lina Ramos Baptista, said that her priority was to draw up programmes, with the collaboration of municipal administrators, for the short, medium and long term to resolve the situation of solid waste and macro-drainage in the capital.

"We will work with municipalities to, in a specific and planned way, mitigate some problems that affect the city of Luanda," the governor, who until the date of her appointment was secretary of state for Regional Planning, told the press.

According to population projections for 2018, drawn up by the National Statistics Institute, Luanda has an estimated population of 7.7 million inhabitants and a land area of 18,826 square kilometres, making it the most populous province in the country.

It comprises the municipalities of Luanda, Cacuaco, Viana, Kilamba-kiaxi, Talatona, Belas, Cazenga, Icolo and Bengo and Quiçama.