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Joaquim Chissano suggests peaceful local elections

Luanda, ANGOLA, June 6 - Former President of the Republic of Mozambique, Joaquin Alberto Chissano, on Tuesday in Luanda encouraged African governments and peoples to work in activities focused in the municipalities so as not to be a reason for division.,

The former statesman was speaking in a press interview with the Angolan press about his country's experience with the institutionalization of local authorities, underlined that in this process people of different ethnic groups and tribes should also be involved.

According to Joaquim Chissano, the organization of municipalities requires, more than material and financial resources, training and qualified human resources.

As for the models of the municipalities, Joaquim Chissano sees in gradualism the most adjusted model, given the requirements of local authorities.

 

Joaquim Chissano hailed the economic diversification process and the fight against corruption, initiated by the Angolan authorities and welcomed the process of peaceful political transition registered since August 2017.

As for the phenomenon of corruption, Chissano considered it essential that African states continue to work to combat internal and external corruptors.

Joaquim Chissano is in Luanda to attend a colloquium on local elections and share the experience of Mozambique, one of the first Portuguese-speaking African countries to decentralize power and implement municipalities.

 

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