MPLA encourages youth to work for social peace and tolerance

Luanda – The MPLA encourages young people to lead a responsible life, contributing to social peace, understanding, tolerance, dialogue and mutual respect.

This standing is expressed in a statement released on the occasion of the Angolan Youth Day, which is being marked this Friday.

Here is the full statement:

“On Friday, April 14, 2017, of the ANGOLA YOUTH DAY, the Political Bureau of the MPLA addresses its patriotic greeting to all Angolan youths, urging them to continue to play their crucial role in all the process of construction and development of the country.

The MPLA defends the existence in Angola of a youth increasingly educated from the academic point of view and has a vast and diversified culture, a prerequisite for the country’s development, since its main wealth lies in the quality of its citizens.

In a context in which youth is Angola’s greatest development potential, MPLA believes that continuing to invest in youth is the best guarantee for building a prosperous, modern and developed country.

This is a reason to continue to pay particular attention to solving their problems, in particular in the field of employment, by promoting their insertion in the labor market and by combating unemployment.

The MPLA defends the continuous socio-professional reintegration of the demobilized youths of the Armed Forces and others with special needs, granting them opportunities for social development, with a view to improving their living conditions.

With regard to health, particularly reproductive health, the MPLA-led Government will continue to develop programs aimed at preventing sexually transmitted infections, including HIV / AIDS, early pregnancy and the influence of habits that reflect different forms of manifestation of so that the efforts of the State are not diluted with their consummation.

The MPLA regards as essential patriotic education and the promotion of moral, ethical and civic values, respect for national symbols and fundamental rights and freedoms, encouraging young people to lead a responsible life, contributing to social peace, understanding, tolerance, dialogue and mutual respect, discouraging their participation in acts of gratuitous violence and discrimination of any kind.

In the framework of the State Youth Policy, the MPLA is aware that much remains to be done, for the sustained solution of the main problems of youth, and advocates that the country should provide it with increasing opportunities for personal and professional growth, with a view to the well-being of their families.

In roughly in four months, Angolans, over 18 years of age, will once again exercise their right to vote in General Elections to choose the Party of their heart, which will govern the country in the next five years.

The MPLA is grateful for the self-denial, firm and patriotic dedication of youth, which constituted the bulk of the Electoral Registration brigades, which enabled the qualification of nine million, 459 thousand and 122 citizens to vote in August.

As comrade President Jose Eduardo dos Santos said, in a Message to the Nation, on November 11, 2015, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the proclamation of the National Independence of Angola, “we are an independent country, respected and admired by many, cause of the good work of his People and his youth in particular. “

Source: Angola Press News Agency