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26/07/2011: Council of Ministers Program Executive meets against poverty

Council of Ministers Program Executive meets against poverty

Luanda- The permanent commission of the Council of Ministers met under the guidance of President José Eduardo dos Santos and considered as positive the implementation of the Comprehensive Rural Development and Fight Against Poverty.

The final communiqué of the meeting distributed to the press, says that the program has been being carried out with the ongoing consultation between the central and local authorities and civil society involvement, both in the identification of specific priorities of the municipalities, such as execution projects.

The Integrated Rural Development and Fight Against Poverty includes concrete actions and projects in all municipalities in the country, in the sectors of health, education, sanitation, energy supply and water to the people, the construction of various infrastructure , access roads and communications, as well as farming and rural trade.

Within the framework of the concerns of the Executive for the solution of basic problems of the population, the Permanent commission of the Council of Ministers also held a sub-analysis of house-building in all districts of the country.

In this context recommended the continuous improvement of logistics coordination between the various stakeholders in order to ensure timely acquisition, transport and distribution of construction kits, the beneficiaries of the various locations.

In compliance with a resolution of the meeting of the permanent commission of the Council of Ministers held on June 16, in Menongue, Kuando Kubango province, this organ has enjoyed an operational program that contains a timeline for further action to the program of the Government of the province.

The same program aims at contributing to the improvement of living conditions of the inhabitants, particularly regarding the reduction of poverty rates, increased medical care and medicines supply, the increasing rate of school attendance by building 121 new schools, with capacity for 500 students.

It also provides for the resettlement of 150,000 people, among them former soldiers in the municipalities of Mavinga and Rivungo and support the outdoor activities for the creation of productive employment.

The second extraordinary session of the permanent commission of the Council of Ministers was attended by all provincial governors.