Luanda government studies measures to prevent illegal aggregate exploration

17 February 2014

The government of Angola’s Luanda province plans to implement measures to prevent illegal aggregate exploration in the country’s capital, said the deputy provincial governor, Agostinho da Silva.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop recently, Silva said that illegal exploration of aggregates such as sand, gravel and rock for the construction sector, had caused serious environmental problems.

Silva said that these practices were most visible in the areas of Boavista (Sambizanga), Futungo de Belas, Cacuaco, Palmeirinhas (Samba) and on the Luanda/Barra do Kwanza road, as well as along the coastline.

In order to control the situation, the deputy governor said that, as well as making the perpetrators criminally responsible for their actions, it was necessary to create mechanisms to legalise the companies involved. (macauhub)