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Angola: Government to finance demining programme

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Luanda, 03/08 - The Angolan Government will finance the execution of a demining programme countrywide in order to avoid accidents and bring life back normal. The decision was announced on Friday in Luanda by the Cabinet Council Standing Commission, during a meeting chaired by the Head of State Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Priority will be given to areas sheltering people affected by the armed conflict, signalling of mining areas plus demining operation.
For this task, the Government will work with Non-Governmental Organizations, and former fighters who worked in engineering.

According to the Angolan Social Welfare Minister, Joao Baptista Kussumua, priority is for the regions where war was more intense. (Source: ANGOP)