The Minister of Industry of Angola, Bernarda Martins, called for investment in cotton production in Malange to support the three large textile factories that were refurbished by the government in the provinces of Kwanza Norte, Luanda and Benguela.
According to Angolan news agency Angop the minister, who was speaking at the International Conference on Investment Promotion for the province, recalled that during the Portuguese colonial administration, Malanje, was one of the largest cotton producers in Angola.
Angola currently imports cotton for textile mills “África Têxtil” (Benguela), “Textang 2” (Luanda) and “Satec” in Dondo (Kwanza Norte).
Minister Bernarda Martins said the government was working to create land for the industry with the necessary infrastructure, including water, energy, roads and access, in order to support entrepreneurs who wish to invest.
The minister also said that Malange produces agricultural commodities such as corn, soy, beans, cassava and sugarcane which are important raw materials for investments in manufacturing. (macauhub/AO)