Angolan government plans to create 8.2 million jobs by 2025

27 February 2012

Saurimo, Angola, 27 Feb – The Angolan government plans to create 8.2 million jobs by 2025, according to a document presented by the Minister for Planning, Ana Dias Lourenço, Angolan state newspaper Jornal de Angola reported Friday in Luanda.

The document entitled, “Angola 2025 – a country of the future,” was presented to the participants of the 10th edition of the National Holiday Camp for University Students, an initiative of the National Secretariat for Youth of the MPLA leading Angolan political party, which ended Saturday in Saurimo, Lunda sul province.

Amongst the targets outlined in the document is reducing the poverty index by 75 percent, based on eradicating hunger and extreme poverty.

The long term development strategy for Angola also aims to increase per capita gross domestic product (GDP) nine or ten-fold and reduce average inflation to one digit.

“The aims of ‘Angola 2025’ are to ensure national cohesion, promote peace and tranquillity, equal and sustainable social development, ensure fair distribution of income, macro-economic stability and harmonious development of the country’s regions,” said Lourenço. (macauhub)