Half of Chipindo's population benefit from poverty fight programme
Angola, Luanda – Over sixty thousand people in Chipindo locality, situated about 456 kilometres to the north of Lubango City, in the southern Huila Province, have been benefiting since 2010 from the Integral Municipal Programme, Rural Development, Fight against Hunger and Poverty Reduction. The information was given last Sunday to ANGOP, by the municipal administrator of Chipindo, Daniel Salupassa, in the end of a visit paid to the locality by the province’s deputy governor for urbanisation and infrastructures, Nuno Mahapi. Daniel Salupassa explained that the citizens have been benefiting from health services, four schools, as well as water and electricity supply. The administrator stated that the government makes available every year 214 million kwanzas to support the programme, whose benefits are visible, considering that all of the infrastructures of the municipality had been destroyed by the armed conflict. He further added that the “Water for All” programme has benefited at least thirty thousand people in the locality, with the construction of distribution systems in the communes that make up the municipality. “Before, the municipality had difficulties to supply potable water and electricity to its citizens, but now with the new supply system and the boreholes that were opened the diseases caused by the consumption of improper water have decreased considerably in this locality”, he stressed. He informed that two more schools, with six classrooms each, are under construction, as well as medical centres, social houses, polysports fileds and other infrastructures that support agriculture and rural trade. Meanwhile, during the visit, the deputy governor inaugurated three schools, with six classrooms, estimated at over 30 million kwanzas, and a medical centre estimated at 20 million kwanzas. Other infrastructures being constructed under the mentioned programme were also checked by the deputy governor, Nuno Mahapi.