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Angola's seas will be inspected. Government prepares creation of the National Coast Guard

The Government is preparing the creation, soon, of the National Coast Guard, aiming to control and monitor national maritime resources, announced the Minister of State and Head of the Military House of the President of the Republic, Francisco Furtado.

: Ampe Rogério
Ampe Rogério  

According to the minister, the future coast guard will play an important role in controlling the sea coast, whose action will be in coordination with the National Navy.

According to a statement from the Cuanza Sul government, to which VerAngola had access, the Government "is committed to better equipping the National War Navy in order to guarantee the surveillance and protection of the country's sea coast".

It should be noted that the minister headed a multisectoral team that worked, this Wednesday, in the municipality of Porto Amboim, Cuanza Sul province, where the "mitigation of illegal fishing in the seas of Porto Amboim and Sumbe" was addressed.

On the occasion, Francisco Furtado also said that the situation of illegal fishing was "worrying", as well as the presence of large vessels carrying out "trawler fishing" in the seas of Cuanza Sul.

Regarding this situation, the minister said it was nothing new. "This situation in the municipality of Porto Amboim is not new (...), however the Executive is committed to better equipping the National War Navy, with a view to ensuring greater security, hence the inauguration of different maritime coordination and surveillance centers", he stated, quoted by Angop.

The work was also attended by provincial governor Job Capapinha and the minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Carmen Santos. On the occasion, the minister spoke about ways to raise awareness among citizens about the good maritime capture of species, with a view to preventing the scarcity of fish in that province.

"The needs are greater and the resources are few and hence the scale of the crimes. On a vast sea coast, fishing by foreign vessels (...) does not make the work much easier, the current situation of which will be improved with the launch of a National Coast Guard and the development of public policies", she stated, cited by Angop.

The meeting was also attended by João Ernesto dos Santos, minister of Former Combatants and Veterans of the Country and Eugénio Laborinho, minister of the Interior. Secretary of State Márcio de Jesus Lopes Daniel (Ministry of Territorial Administration), Arnaldo Manuel Carlos, general commander of the National Police, as well as provincial deputy governors, municipal administrators of Sumbe, Porto Amboim and provincial directors also attended the work.


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