Angola to have domestic tourism programme starting in 2015

20 August 2014

Angola’s Minister for Hotels and Tourism, Pedro Mutindi, Tuesday in Luanda announced the creation of a social and domestic tourism programme due to be in place by 2015.

The minister, who had just signed a memorandum of understanding for the programme along with the Director-General of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Angola, Samuel Harbor, said that the programme would coordinate with school holidays in the country, “giving holiday camps for children back to society.”

According to the memorandum of understanding, UNDP will fund the preparation of the programme with US$80,000, as part of measures to eradicate poverty and promote inclusive development.

According to the Angolan government, the programme’s is “priority objectives” include “improving conditions for leisure time and leisure for children, young people, families and workers, and retired people,” as well as being an additional “lever” for the country’s economic development.” (macauhub/AO)