Luanda, 13 July, 2023 / 5:44 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Angola are advocating for the municipal structure of governance, which they say is capable of realizing “local solutions” to the challenges in the Southern African nation.
“It is important that we establish municipalities for local solutions and not wait for central decisions, which slows down our country and throws us into the misery in which we find ourselves,” Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto told journalists in Luanda, the capital of Angola.
Bishop Camuto who was highlighting activities of the July 19-21 Social Week of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST) added, “It is urgent and necessary to implement the municipal process that can help us to get out of the doldrums in which we find ourselves.”
“When we say that there are localities that do not have sufficient development for the realization of the municipalities, we are putting the cart before the horse and this argument does not work,” the Secretary General of CEAST explained during the Wednesday, July 12 press conference at CEAST Secretariat in Luanda.
The Local Ordinary of Angola’s Caxito Diocese called upon Angolans to put pressure on the country’s legislators to implement the municipal structure of government, under the leadership of President João Lourenço.