UNITA welcomes CNE for being open to dialogue

Luanda – UNITA’s electoral secretary, Vitorino Nhany, on Wednesday welcomed the National Electoral Commission (CNE) for the intention to have a structured and regular dialogue on the electoral tasks, which has recently been announced.

In a press conference, to present the party’s point of view on the voter registration process underway the country, he hoped that public servants intended to listen to their interlocutors to better serve the society.

“The Ministry of Territorial Administration (MAT) has already done, but we expect CNE to do it more properly, listening to the political parties and explaining what they intend to do and with whom”, he said.

According to Vitorino Nhany, UNITA wants to positively contribute to the 2017 General Elections to be free, fair, transparent and credible, so that the country’s stability can be a reality and a lasting conquest, aiming for the construction of an Angola where all can feel as the owners of their destinies.

Transparency is a key element that encompasses the openness of all stages of the electoral organization and should include access to the necessary information in a timely manner and promptness in providing a justification for decisions.

To UNITA, monitoring is one of the mechanisms that political parties have to follow up the process and it is optional and not a legal imposition.

It therefore considers that its effectiveness should be confined to acts of data collection and should not cover data processing or the preparation of electoral rolls.

The voter registration process will end on March 31 this year.

UNITA is the second largest political party of the country, represented in the National Assembly with 32 MPs.

Source: Angola Press News Agency