Angola: MPLA to fight against alcoholism

Luanda – The fight against alcoholism and traders of alcoholic beverages to students at the school’s doorstep will be one of the policies to be implemented by the MPLA after next August if the party wins the 2017 general election.

The announcement was made on Saturday in Luanda by the MPLA presidential candidate, JoAPound o Lourenco, who regrets the fact that, in recent years, alcoholism has spread in a frightening way among young Angolans.

Speaking at the rally aimed for public presentation in Cazenga municipality, the politician said that it could not be allowed, within a few meters of a school or education institute, “unscrupulous” merchants to set up stalls to sell alcoholic beverages to students.

He promised harsh penalties to these merchants, stressing that the primary mission of a young man of school age is to study.

“Nobody studies with alcohol in the body”, he said, considering it necessary to cut “the ways of those dishonest”, who, in the eagerness to earn profits, hurt the youths.

Along with alcoholism, he also advocated the need to combat the drug phenomenon, an evil that is being installed in the society with great force.

JoAPound o Lourenco noted that if MPLA wins the general elections next August, the party will use the mechanisms that any state puts to bar the way to drug traffickers.

JoAPound o Lourenco – a member of the governing party’s politburo, the current vice president of the party and National Defence minister – has already been presented to the electorate in the provinces of Huila, Lunda Norte and Bie.

Source: Angola Press News Agency