Luanda – The Angolan Defence minister, Cândido Pereira Van-Dúnem, said Tuesday in Funda, near Luanda, that the Government is working to continue providing better conditions for soldiers with disabilities.
The official was speaking at Funda Disabled Soldiers Centre, adding that the Government, under guidance of the commander-in-chief of the Angolan Armed Forces, José Eduardo dos Santos, is aware and will do its best to reverse the situation.
He recalled that the armed conflict has produced situations that led many Angolans to live under difficult social condition, particularly the soldiers based at Funda centre.
According to him, the institutional solidarity and social welfare will continue being one of the priorities for the Government that is aware and sensitised to address the various concerns facing Angolans who, for various reasons, can not solve on their own the problems facing them.
He stated that the Executive will reinforce its action to continue with projects and actions enabling the access to basic social services like health, education, drinking water and electricity.
The general announced that the National Defence Ministry and the Armed Forces will do their best to ensure due reintegration of the disable soldiers in the civil society as soon as possible, stressing that those that gave their best to the motherland deserve appropriate jobs alike any other citizens.
In his visit to Funda centre, minister Cândido Van-Dúnem was accompanied by the national director of the Social Providence Fund of the Armed Forces, gen. Massano Junior and high ranking officers of the National Police.
On the occasion, the National Defence minister delivered two vehicles to the centre and a cistern track to help lessen water supply constraints.