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CFL accuses foreigners of inciting young people and children to vandalize railway lines

The Luanda Railway (CFL) administration said that it records daily the “unbridled theft” of its railway infrastructure, including nails, sleepers and rails, carried out by young people and children, allegedly at the behest of Malians and Senegalese.


"What worries the railway sector, at the moment, is the rampant theft of material, preaching above all, sleepers, rails, are imported materials. Every day we witness the theft of this equipment, this material that is sorely needed", said the president acting on the Board of Directors of CFL, Manuel João Lourenço.

According to the official, young people and children, mandated by foreign citizens, are involved in this practice, which also affects the Benguela and Moçâmedes railways.

"There are a number of foreigners who insist on the so-called scrap metal, we have individuals of Malian and Senegalese nationality throughout Luanda who incite youth and children to the rampant theft of this material", he stressed.

"And this material goes to the weight, unfortunately this is a reality and a situation that worries the three railways of Angola", he said on the sidelines of the first Cycle of Road Technical Conferences in Angola, held this Tuesday in Luanda. .

The practice of vandalizing public assets, especially railway lines, was also condemned by the Secretary of State for Land Transport, Jorge Bengue, while speaking at the opening of the conference.

"A word of appreciation to the national police for the work they have been doing in recent months in terms of preventing and combating the vandalization of railway infrastructure. of all of us", exhorted the governor.

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