"We understand that it no longer makes sense to continue under sanitary fence and have many people lose their jobs, when we already have positive cases in almost all provinces of the country," said UNITA provincial secretary Manuel Ekuikui, quoted by Angop.
According to the official, who was speaking at the end of a meeting with Joana Lina, the provincial governor of Luanda, the health fence has caused constraints to the population. Many entrepreneurs have been forced to close their businesses because there is no circulation to the capital, he justified.
Manuel Ekuikui was also concerned about the surveillance groups that were created in the urban district of Sambizanga. These groups have acted with some excess and, in his opinion, have been taking competence away from the National Police.
The provincial secretary of UNITA took advantage of the meeting to congratulate Joana Lina and wish her "much strength".
MPLA representative, Victor Nataniel Narciso, took the opportunity to mention that the issue of surveying the Luanda fence has to be considered.
He also spoke of the pressure the churches have been putting on to resume activities, but considered that everything has to "be well seen and pondered so that they do not fall into a situation that we have been seeing in other countries when trying to open up flanks".
Regarding the surveillance groups created in the urban district of Sambizanga, Victor Nataniel Narciso informed that the governor took note and promised to solve the problem: "She heard that there are excesses in the actions of these members and the solution would be to adapt this need to the functioning of the community surveillance brigades, which are completely different".