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UNITA chooses Sumbe to resume biannual parliamentary days

UNITA decided to resume the biannual frequency of the parliamentary days, after five years of annual meetings due to financial constraints, holding the meeting in Sumbe to show the state of "abandonment" of the capital of Kwanza Sul.

: Ampe Rogério
Ampe Rogério  

"The choice of the city of Sumbe was due not only to the rotation we have been making in the holding of our parliamentary days, but above all because we have found that, like many provinces, Kwanza Sul, particularly its capital, is voted out by the MPLA executive", said the president of the parliamentary group, Liberty Chiaka, at the press conference to launch the IX days.

Liberty Chiaka, who succeeded Adalberto da Costa Júnior in leading the parliamentary bench of the largest opposition party when he assumed the presidency of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), thus makes his debut in command of the days, which begin on 11 and end on 13 March.

The UNITA leader said that in the last five years, the constraints created by the parliamentary administration, which "did not honor the payments of subsidies" to each party, forced the days to be held only once a year.

In 2020, UNITA decided to resume the biannual implementation of the initiative, with days in March and others in the second semester.

UNITA parliamentarians will verify in Sumbe "the degradation of the urban road network, whose rehabilitation works go hand in hand with chameleons" and will travel through the interior of Kwanza Sul to listen to the "wishes" of the citizens.

"The people of Kwanza Sul live in extreme poverty, in a province potentially rich in water resources, fertile soil, tourist attractions, but none of this is reflected in the lives of its inhabitants," criticized Liberty Chiaka.

He pointed out that the days will end with the political act alluding to the 54th anniversary of the founding of the "Galo Negro" party by Jonas Savimbi, which will be led by Adalberto da Costa Júnior.