Angola: JoAPound o Lourenco projects positive changes

Luanda – The reduction of prices of goods, services, infrastructures and construction contract jobs, as well as the fight against alcoholism, drugs trafficking and a greater investment in women’s potential were presented last Saturday as some of the main focuses of the ruling MPLA presidential candidate, JoAPound o Lourenco, in case of a victory in the polls set for this August.

The politician – who chaired a big rally of militants last Saturday in Cazenga Municipality, Luanda Province, which also served for him to present himself to the electorate – reaffirmed his commitment to the well-being of the population and major investments with a view to guaranteeing better education and health services for the citizens.

The MPLA candidate said that if he wins the presidential election he will encourage more public/private partnerships aimed at the development of infrastructures.

He spoke of efforts to reduce the prices of construction contract jobs through an internal production of building materials, having also defended the need to improve the maintenance of infrastructures to avoid their quick degradation.

JoAPound o Lourenco also defended a change of mentality and the retrieval of moral, civic and ethical values in Angolan society.

To him, the centre of change is the human being, reason why the person needs to be well trained academically and professionally.

He guaranteed his support to a higher representation of women in decision-making organs, giving the idea of being in support of a 50 per cent representation, and emphasised that throughout history women have always played outstanding roles alongside their male counterparts.

The rally was attended by members of the ruling MPLA’s Politburo, Central Committee, Provincial Committee of Luanda, party’s militants, sympathisers and friends.

JoAPound o Lourenco has been travelling throughout the country presenting himself and speaking to the party militants, and the electorate in general, about his ideas for the country.

He has already been to the provinces of Huila (south), Lunda Norte (north-east) and Bie (centre).

The general elections are set for August, this year.

Source: Angola Press News Agency