Angolan Minister of State calls for the need to increase national production

21 April 2020

The Angolan Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will have a great responsibility in the process of revitalising the country’s production base, with a view to reviving Angola’s economic growth, the Minister of State for Economic Coordination said on Monday in Luanda.

Manuel Nunes Júnior, speaking at the ceremony to pass on the portfolios of the outgoing Ministers of Industry and Trade, said that an increase in national production would also provide an increase in jobs in the country, and was, therefore, a national imperative.

The Minister of State stressed that after the most recent change in the government’s organic structure, Angola’s productive activity was practically concentrated in two ministries: industry and trade and agriculture and fisheries.

The Minister of State called for the need to work with entrepreneurs to achieve domestic self-sufficiency in the 54 products selected by the Programme to Support Production, Diversification of Exports and Import Substitution (Prodesi), particularly those included in the basic basket.

The ceremony to hand over the portfolios took place between the Minister of Industry and Trade, Victor Fernandes and the outgoing Minister of Industry, Bernarda Martins and afterwards with the outgoing Minister of Trade, Jofre Van-Dúnem Júnior. (Macauhub)