President wants preservation of cultural values, social peace - Official
Luanda, Luanda – Angolan head of State and president of the ruling MPLA party José Eduardo dos Santos is concerned about family’s cohesion, preservation of cultural values, new attitude and construction of a long-lasting spiritual, social and moral peace in the country. This was stressed Tuesday in Luanda by the secretary general of the ruling MPLA party, Julião Mateus Paulo "Dino Matrosse". Addressing the opening of the National Forum on Recovery of Moral and Civic Values, sponsored by the Citizenship and Civil Society Office of the party’s Central Committee, the politician said that the concern was expressed on different occasions in 2008 and 2009. According to Dino Matrosse, in his yearend address to the nation, and at the opening of the 3rd Legislative Period of the 2nd term of the National Assembly, the head of State said that the family as the basic nucleus of society, is today a top priority in the political action outlined by MPLA. Therefore, he said, the government continues to invest in the promotion of the recovery of civic, moral and cultural values. He said that this will awaken the family to change mind, by quitting domestic violence and taking the responsibility to convey the teachings required to lay the foundations and building pillars of the Angolan nation. Dino Matrosse defended that the Angolan family should be structured as a basic unit of the society. In addition to MPLA, the official also urged the traditional authorities and civil society (churches, NGOs and associations) to cooperate in this undertaking of recovery of civic, moral and cultural values. The forum is the result of an agreement among social actors from the 18 provincial workshops held from October 2010 to November 2011.