Jul 26, 2011

Cabinda: EU Visit Focuses on Economic Progress

An EU Commission Delegation led by Javier Puyol surveyed the socioeconomic landscape of the province on 25 July 2011 to gain a better understanding of Cabinda’s governmental structure and little attention made in local media to the prevailing human rights situation.

Below is an article published by Angop:

A delegation of the European Union Commission accredited in Angola arrived this Monday morning in northern Cabinda province for a two-day visit, aimed at checking the progress on social infrastructures works being carried out here.

The group, led by the EU ambassador to Angola and chairperson of the economic community, of the institution Javier Puyol, is there to better understand the implementation of Cabinda government programmes.

Javier Puyol has already met Cabinda vice governor for political and social area, Matilde da Lomba, who explained and clarified the team on current socioeconomic reality and the policy in the province.

During the meeting, Matilde da Lomba spoke also about peace in the region, as well as the social infrastructures in different socioeconomic areas that have been enabling people’s well-being and circulation with their goods along the province.

This afternoon the diplomats will pay a visit to the works of the Faculty of Medicine with eight pavilions where will work also the Higher Institute of Nursing and the High Institute of Health (IMS).

They will also visit the works on University Campus, placed in Caio-Litoral, the new gas turbine that produces and will supply energy to Cabinda city and Lândana village, in Cacongo district, to be built in Malembo. In the afternoon, the delegation will hold a meeting with the economic agents.

On Tuesday [insert date], the delegation will drive to Buco-Zau, almost 120 kilometres off Cabinda city, aiming at meeting with the local administrator, as well as being informed on women literacy programme there, in addition to pay a visit to the regional hospital Alzira da Fonseca.

The delegation is also integrated by the ambassadors of Poland, France, Holland, United Kingdom, Germany and the delegation chief of the European Union commission in Angola, in addition to representatives of Portugal and Italy.