According to a presidential order published in the Diário da República, dated 18 July, to which Lusa had access this Monday, the hotel is excluded from ProPriv due to the need to create a technical-professional training school in that province.
Initially, it was planned that the four hotels of the Infotur chain, in Namibe, Huíla, Benguela and Cabinda, would be privatized in the form of assignment of the right to operate and manage.
However, tenders were only opened for three of them, which are now under private management: the one in Benguela was delivered to the construction company Omatapalo and the ones in Huíla and Namibe to the businessman Jaime Freiras.
A fifth Infotur hotel, in Luanda, will also be transformed into a training school.
The five hotels of the Instituto de Fomento Turístico (Infotur), in which the State invested more than 100 million dollars, would be built for the holding of the African Cup of Nations (CAN 2010), but the first hotel, in the province of Namibe, only was opened in 2013.
In 2014, the Infotur network was placed under the management of SPIT (Sociedade de Desenvolvimento e Investimentos Turísticos), but, after four years, the Government chose to terminate the contract, amid threats of legal proceedings.