Monument flag hoisted

Luanda – The Monument Flag was hoisted Tuesday at 8:00 am at the Military History Museum, in Luanda, as part of the celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding supplementing the Lusaka Protocol, between the Government of Angola and UNITA opposition party.

The ceremony, chaired by the minister of Territory Administration, Bornito de Sousa, was attended by the governor of the province of Luanda, Higino Lopes Carneiro, various supporting officials to the Head of State and representatives of political parties and civil society.

The activities, in the ambit of the 15th anniversary of 4th April, National Peace and Reconciliation Day, are taking place countrywide under the motto “Peace and Development”.

The monument flag weighs 40 kilos and 18 meters long and 12 meters wide and is supported by a 75 meter-high mast that can withstand winds of up to 200 kilometres and can be seen from all points of downtown of Luanda City.

The flag was flown for the first time in the National Museum of Military History, former fortress of Sao Miguel, by the President of the Republic, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, on the occasion of the celebrations of April 4, 2013, National Peace and Reconciliation Day.

Annually, the flag is hoisted on historical dates, namely January 4 (Martyrs Day), February 4 (Beginning of the Armed Struggle for National Liberation), March 8 (International Women’s Day) and April 04 (National Peace and Reconciliation Day).

Source: Angola Press News Agency