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Congressman regrets "lack of political will" to resolve Cabida's "instability"

Deputy Raul Danda, considered that there is a “stark lack of political will, sensitivity and sensibility” to solve the Cabinda problem, which “continues to be minimized by the Angolan authorities”, because “instability in the region persists”.


"Because we cannot look at a territory where there is a guerrilla, low or medium, and say that there is no instability. In a location where there is shooting there is always instability. It is ridiculous to see how we deal with very serious issues so lightly," he said in an interview with Lusa.

According to the deputy of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), "it is not serious" when Angolan, civil and military leaders, "deny the conflict that exists in Cabinda and then admit guerrillas and some negotiations".

The Minister of State and Head of the Security House of the President of the Republic of Angola, Pedro Sebastião, rejected, on Wednesday, situations of instability in the territory of Cabinda, an enclave in the north of the country, saying that he lives an "effective peace", despite "groups that can do one or the other".

This Friday, on the sidelines of a consultation meeting with the social partners on the revised General State Budget (OGE) for 2020, promoted by UNITA, Raul Danda, said that people have to understand that "Cabinda is a problem" .

"It is not worth pretending, because you do not solve this problem by a decree," he noted.

The solution to the "Cabinda problem", underlined the deputy, a native of that province of Angola bounded by the Democratic Republic of Congo, is "a constructive, serious, honest, transparent dialogue with the local actors".

The sensible would be, he said, "a serious dialogue to seek solutions just as the Angolan Government advises other countries to prioritize dialogue to reduce conflicts".

The Cabinda State Liberation Front-Armed Forces of Cabinda (FLEC-FAC) welcomed, on Thursday, what it said was the recognition of the "existence of war" by the Minister of State, Pedro Sebastião, who invited the visit "military bases".

The separatists also promise to "guarantee the security" of the general during his stay in Cabinda and launch an appeal to the population to abstain "from any manifestation of hostility" against Pedro Sebastião "for being one of the representatives of the colonial power that occupies Cabinda" .

For Raul Danda, it is sensible that General Pedro Sebastião visits "the military bases" of FLEC "to see where the group of criminals is".
According to the deputy, there was never a convergence of thought between the Angolan Government and the "Cabindas" because "there was never honesty and transparency on the part of the Government".

"Because the Government has always been guided by integration, by buying consciences, by offering seats in the Government and that is not what solving the problem is, but its resolution implies a dialogue with the people of Cabinda", he stressed.

Because, he noted, FLEC "is becoming a feeling and when that happens the problem then becomes difficult".

"That guerrilla in Cabinda existed before independence, the country has existed for 45 years and if, during that period, that guerrilla was not defeated, why not talk to each other? People from all over the country are dying, so these are things that should avoided if there is some common sense ", he concluded.


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