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Ana Dias Lourenço wants to investigate to protect the seas and give new opportunities to women in the area

The first lady encouraged companies and universities to invest in scientific research – relying on new technologies – as a way of finding innovative models for the preservation of ecosystems.


Speaking this Tuesday during the celebration of the African Day of the Seas and Oceans, Ana Dias Lourenço reiterated that this type of investigation could contribute to a change in consumption habits.

In Angola, a set of regulations in matters such as the fight against pollution, as well as the National Strategy for the Sea and Maritime Space Planning, is expected soon, the first lady recalled. However, she recognized the need to reinforce public policies, in order to reduce the use of plastic bags and other garbage that ends up in the sea.

Cited by Angop, the official considered it urgent to combat marine pollution, especially against plastic, and asked for the expansion of awareness and awareness programs for the population in coastal areas.

Marine pollution is composed of various types of products used by man that are thrown overboard, deliberately or accidentally. Examples are metals, processed wood, rubber, glass, textiles, paper and plastic. According to the World Bank, 80 percent of marine litter on the planet is plastic.

The First Lady considered that this will be the ideal moment for the empowerment of women with new knowledge in this area, opening the door to new development opportunities and a relevant role in the future of society.

"It is important, first of all, to be supportive and cooperative, because together we are stronger. It is worth being a woman and fighting to overcome all barriers, whether physical or cultural, because our future is the oceans, and women guardians of life on our planet," he said.

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