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Joana Lina without "conditions to make promises" guarantees commitment and work

The governor of Luanda, Joana Lina, asked for more speed in the execution of the projects of the Integrated Program of Intervention in the Municipalities (PIIM), during a visit to the municipality of Quiçama. It also justified the weak presence on the ground with the impediments of the covid-19 pandemic.


The governor, who replaced Luther Rescova in May and held the same post in Huambo, visited several points in the municipality, one of the nine that make up the province of Luanda, to learn about the development of the PIIM works, which started in Cabo Ledo commune with a school with 12 classrooms.

"This program is extremely important for us and, since the beginning of this month, we have tried to work with each of the municipalities to find out what was behind the delay of the municipalities in the province of Luanda in the implementation of the PIIM", he said, at the end of the visit which includes visits to schools under construction, a health unit and a housing complex.

Joana Lima saluted the local administration for having managed to overcome some of the constraints, taking into account that the municipality of Quiçama, where the Quiçama Natural Park is located, one of the best known in Angola, has 15 PIIM projects, but none, until the July 1st, he was in a position to be even started.

"It is now possible because tendering and other procedures are already in progress," he said.

"We have to give a lot of gas and it was this gas that now allows us to witness the launch of this school that is needed in the community," added the governor.

Among the main needs identified by the population and administration of that territory, about an hour and a half from the capital, are education and health, but also access to basic water and electricity infrastructures.

“I hope that with my public approach, the municipality of Quiçama will not relax thinking that it has left the yellow zone”, stressed the official, asking that work be done “quickly” to finalize all the projects that are included in that municipality.

Joana Lina justified the absence on the ground with the “complicated moment” that is being lived due to the covid-19 pandemic.

“We are experiencing a bit of a complicated moment and it is for this reason that we were advised not to make very long visits, not to have very long meetings and not being in the same place for a long time, we have this community circulation that concerns us to everyone and we must try to reduce the spread of the disease ”, stressed the governor.

Luanda is, for the time being, the only province with community circulation of the virus that causes covid-19, which currently has a total of 749 cases in the country and 29 dead.

The official insisted on the need to bring social distancing and mask care to the attention of the communities, a concern that must be “everyone's”.

"We have to get used to some rules that are different from what is normal for Angolans and learn from the pandemic to live differently," he said.

He stressed, on the other hand, that he is not "in a position to make promises" and called on people to "wait and see what is possible to do", ensuring that his team "works and will do its best".

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