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President reaffirms that the country's development depends on the Energy and Water sector

The Government has been devoting special attention to the Energy and Water sector, as the country's development is largely dependent on the supply of these resources, said João Lourenço, this Thursday, during the swearing-in ceremony of the new secretaries of State for Water and Energy, as well as the vice-governor of Malanje.


According to a statement from CIPRA, to which VerAngola had access, in his speech, the President of the Republic highlighted the field of Energy and Water "as it is an important area, both for the lives of populations" and for economic and Angola.

"There is no life without water, there is no health, there is no education, there is no industry, there is no economy without these two goods", stated the head of state.

Although he highlighted the investments already made, João Lourenço considered that there is still a long way to go, having asked the new appointees to work together to achieve "more significant steps".

"What I have to ask those taking office in this sector is to help and work with the minister, so that, in the coming years, we can take even more significant steps than those we have been taking to date, in this important sector of life of the country", he stated.

In turn, the Secretary of State for Energy, Arlindo Bota Manuel Carlos, recognized that the challenges are "huge" in the field of electricity installations in Angola, however, he considered "it is his responsibility and that of the entire team to continue the work already carried out to date, to exceed the 44 percent national electrification rate", reads the statement.

Thus, he guaranteed: "We will continue to work to notify more regions of the country and create better conditions for investment that boost better economic conditions for the country, as there is no development without electricity."

António Belsa da Costa, Secretary of State for Water, stated that the focus will be on "keeping the facilities" that already exist in operation and focusing on training. "The focus is to keep existing facilities operating and provide training to our company employees to improve maintenance work at the facility level and ensure that we are, in fact, closer to customers to respond to their complaints in a timely manner", he pointed out, quoted in the statement.

Also taking office was the vice-governor of Malanje for Technical Services and Infrastructures, Duarte André Ginga, who, on the occasion, said that "Malanje is one of the country's provinces with enormous challenges, not only in the Energy and Water sector, but also in areas related to communication routes and development of some regions", with his government's focus falling on the growth of PIIM.

"As you know, Malanje is one of the worst provinces in terms of PIIM. So, our challenge is to help reverse this situation. To give you an idea, we have less than 50 percent of the PIIM completed. So, we need to work and we will work to make the PIIM at Malanje level better", he stated, quoted in the note.


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