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Former combatants will be exempt from paying emoluments

New identification and fee exemption cards began to be distributed by the Government, this Monday, to ex-combatants and veterans of the country. The aforementioned document – whose distribution began symbolically, in Cuanza Norte, to two dozen people – has planned to exempt payment for various services such as, for example, water, public transport, among others.

: Angop

There are more than 143 thousand pensioners who will benefit from this exemption. According to Angop, a total of 143,659 pensioners in the country, including ex-combatants, companions, widows, orphans and disabled people, will benefit from the exemption.

Thus, the aforementioned document provides for exemption from payment for various services, including, for example, public transport, energy, water, medical assistance, access for minor descendants to the education system, etc., in accordance with decree law 13/3 of October 15, writes Angop.

The distribution of these cards began, symbolically, in Cuanza Norte, with 20 people. It was through the hands of José Maria de Lima, Secretary of State for National Defense, that the first cards were delivered.

The Secretary of State – speaking at a ceremony marking the Day of Former Combatants and Veterans of the Fatherland, celebrated this Monday – classified dignified social assistance as the best way to dignify and pay homage to former combatants and veterans of the country.

He also took the opportunity to mention that the Government is working to create conditions to socially and economically reintegrate these citizens.

According to Angop, the aforementioned card identifies its owner, as well as making it possible to benefit from more than fifty economic and social rights.

It should be noted that, as part of the celebrations of the 15th of January, the Day of Former Combatants and Veterans of the Fatherland, José Maria de Lima heard, last Saturday, in Ndalatando, the "former combatants, people with war disabilities and the widows of combatants fallen, in a meeting witnessed by the provincial governor, Pedro Makita Armando Júlia".

According to a statement from the Government of the Province of Cuanza Norte, to which VerAngola had access, at the meeting, where the Secretary of State for Social Action, from the Ministry of Social Action, Family and Promotion of Women (MASFAMU), General Lúcio do Amaral, those present indicated the difficulties that plague the class.

"I can assure you that the concerns of our beneficiaries are being addressed, as well as assistance in implementing them", stated José Maria de Lima.

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