Moxico: President pays attention to eastern region

Luanda – The President of the Republic, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, is paying great attention to the development of the electricity sector in the provinces of Moxico, Lunda Sul and Lunda Norte, the eastern regions of the country, said the Energy and Water Minister, JoAPound o Baptista Borges.

Speaking during the inauguration ceremony of the Chiumbue hydroelectric project, presided over by the Minister of National Defense, JoAPound o Baptista Borges said that Jose Eduardo dos Santos advised that the 2017 Electricity Development Plan could pay special attention to the east of the country.

“We want to reaffirm the high priority that the President of the Republic has gives to the eastern region of Angola, recalling that at the last meeting of the Cabinet Council held in Luena in 2016, the President said that the eastern region could be given high priority for having the beginning of the armed struggle, the conclusion of peace agreements and not only, “recalls JoAPound o Borges.

He said that the inauguration of Chiumbue hydroelectric dam is basically the materialization of the guidance of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who wants the social and economic well-being of the local population.

“Thanks to peace, the Government, based on the National Development Plan 2017, recognizes the high priority that the construction of basic infrastructure leads to the improvement of the living quality of the population, built the project within two years even with the less good economic scenario, “he said.

Source: Angola Press News Agency