President appreciates social investment in Angola

These units are of the highest level of health, with a capacity of at least 200 beds, in the lands of Viana, Kakwaku, Caxito, Sumbi, Ndalatando and Konini, the president said at a press conference.

Lourenço answered that since 2017 to date, the state has integrated 85 new hospital units, 31 of which are at the primary level and 54 at the secondary and tertiary levels, through central investments and through the Integrated Intervention Program in Municipalities (PIIM).

As remarkable, the government effort has also included increasing the workforce, with more than 33,000 employees, including doctors, nurses, technicians, and other workers entering the public health system.

It is currently announced that several hospitals will be implemented from 2023 in regions such as Catumbella, Lobito, Benguela, Dondo and Yogi, with specific funding.

“We look at the health sector with great interest,” the president said, also referring to the construction projects of two hospitals in Luanda, the army and a university hospital.

He pointed out that the monetary resources allocated to PIIM amount to two billion dollars from the sovereign fund, the financial availability of which comes as a result of restoring state assets from the fight against corruption.

In the event of his re-election on August 24, Lourenço confirmed that he would continue the social projects, which he indicated should not be considered a personal promise, as they respond to the government’s program of the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) for the period 2022-2027.

He replied that the first priority would be to continue the anti-drought plan in the south of the country, which includes the provinces of Kunini and Namibe and part of Huila.

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The needs for this business of a structural nature have already been studied: it requires investments of about 4.5 billion dollars, for which funding will have to be mobilized over several years, he recalls.

Another priority issue is the implementation of the Kilonga project to provide about 250,000 cubic meters of water per day to Luanda province, where about a third of the Angolan population lives, explained the official who also marked the forecast in energy. the field.

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