Lubango – The Angolan minister of Urbanisation and Construction, Fernando Fonseca, Tuesday in Caluquembe, southern Huila province, encouraged the local peasant families to enjoy the benefits of the new roads, thus increasing their production and securing the rural trade stability.
The minister was speaking at the inauguration of a 178-kilometre road that links the municipalities of Cacula and Caconda.
He said the peasant families should take all advantages offered by the roads built in the province.
“I could learn that despite the Government’s effort on the issue of the roads, we have noted that there is still little agricultural production. It is important for the populations to see the roads as a lever to take the local production to the cities and consumer centres,” said the minister.
Fernando Fonseca also urged the municipal authorities to advise the populations to respond to the programmes the Government is implementing in favour of the communities, by increasing field work in order for the cooperation between the rural area and the city to be safe and stable.
He recalled that the Government is rehabilitating the secondary and tertiary roads around the country, with a view to facilitating the flow of the crops into the areas where there are stores.
In addition, the minister said, the Government is boosting the rural trade programme that includes the construction of stores, introduction of policies of agricultural and commercial credits and supply of vehicles to facilitate the transportation of goods from the rural area into the urban centres.