Angola: Angolan industry owners want consumer tax exemption on their products

21 April 2008

Luanda, Angola, 21 April – Industry owners from Luanda province Friday requested their products to be consumer tax exempt as a way of making goods produced in the country more competitive as compared with imports, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

Angop added that the request was made to the provincial governor of Luanda, Francisca do Espírito Santo, during a meeting with industry owners to find out about small and medium-sized enterprises in the sector, their needs and the way they can be re-launched.

“It is small and medium-sized companies that create jobs for citizens and we want the Government of Luanda to help to boost industries in the capital and exercise it influence with the central Government for their development,” the participants said.

They also called on the Provincial Government to set specific routes for trucks in order to reduce tarffic on the Access road and speed up delivery of products at companies.

At the end of the meeting, Espírito Santo said that the event had served for her to have an overview of the problems of the city of Luanda in terms of business, because, she said, it is the small and medium-sized companies that produce essential goods for the population, and create and ensure many jobs. (macauhub)