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Activists admit legal action against restrictions on the circulation of motorcycle taxis

Eight organizations of Angolan activists showed solidarity with Luanda's motorcycle taxi drivers, repudiating the restrictions on circulation, and threatened to take legal action against the measures announced by the Provincial Government of Luanda.


Activists and members of civil society approved a manifesto and addressed petitions to the Governor of Luanda and President João Lourenço calling for the review of circulation measures on the main avenues and streets of Luanda, currently suspended, while awareness-raising meetings take place with representatives of the class.

"The decree worsens the social and economic marginalization of young people, maximizes poverty and unemployment, on the one hand, and compromises the free movement of people and goods, on the other", reads the document, where it is highlighted that "such facts can result in a high crime rate".

Motorcycle taxis are one of the most popular means of transport in Luanda and a way of earning a living for thousands of young Luanda residents.

The petition proposes that government authorities, "in close collaboration with sector associations", register and accredit motorcycle taxis and establish rules for the exercise of the profession, instead of approving restrictions that do not adapt to the social and economic reality of the province.

They point out, on the other hand, the need to rehabilitate secondary and tertiary roads, "which are in a state of degradation, making traffic difficult".

The manifesto and the petition are signed by the Mudar Viana Association, School of Human Rights and Community Leadership, Active Forces of Malweka (FAMA), Women's Movement for Civil and Political Rights (MMDCP), Revolutionary Movement of Angola (MRA), Movement of Intervention 3rd DIVISION, Cazenga Platform in Action (PLACA) and Contestant Civil Society (SCC).


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