First phase of Agro-Livestock Programme to begin in Angola

15 April 2013

The Angolan government has consigned 6 billion kwanzas (US$62.3 million) to the first phase of the Agro-Livestock Production Programme, which is intended to boost rural trade in 100 municipal areas, said the national director for supply and distribution of the Trade Ministry.

During a seminar on rural trade, held in Menongue, in Kwando Kubango province, Carlos Miranda noted that the programme would cover most of the country and was intended to help to re-launch rural trade.

According to daily newspaper Jornal de Angola the issues under discussion included sales, provisioning, supply of manufactured products and production factors.

The Agro-Livestock Production Programme, launched by the Trade Ministry, is part of the National Strategy for Trade and Entrepreneurship outlined by the central government.

The Trade Ministry has promoted seminars on rural trade in all the country’s provinces with a view to surveying the main needs and constraints of each province. (macauhub)