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President handed over agricultural means in Cunene

The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, carried out this Monday the delivery of agricultural means to riverside peasants of the Cafu channel, Cunene province.


According to a note made available on the Presidency's Facebook, the list of means that were delivered include tractors, fertilizers, seeds, implements, among other "implements were delivered to the populations, who have already begun to be instructed in agricultural techniques".

In the act, the head of state encouraged the population to live "from now on in a different way, continuing to take care of cattle", but also to invest in agriculture.

"President João Lourenço gave different means to peasants living along the canal, urging them to live differently from now on – continuing to take care of cattle, it is true, a centuries-old tradition of the peoples of the region –, but also to do agriculture, growing tomatoes, beans, corn, potatoes, onions, cassava and everything that helps to improve the population's diet and increase their incomes", can be read in a note made available on the Presidency's Facebook.

It is necessary to create conditions for citizens to become self-sustainable in terms of food production, instead of waiting for food aid, admitted the President.

According to Angop, on the occasion the head of State informed that the Executive and civil society associations will guarantee the creation of cooperatives as well as training on the use of agricultural equipment.

He also clarified that priority is given to water supply in areas with more people and more livestock, with the aim of reducing the suffering of the inhabitants of Cunene.

Cited by Angop, he also took the opportunity to ask the citizens of that province to protect the State's assets.

Also this Monday, the President inaugurated the Cunene River Water Transfer System and symbolically handed over the first three land titles to Cafu peasants (a method estimated to cover 2000 families living along the canal).


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