Lwena, 06 November, 2023 / 11:25 am (ACI Africa).
Bishop Martín Lasarte Topolansky of Angola’s Lwena Diocese has urged the government to prioritize “human resources” education and health facilities, especially those in rural areas.
Addressing journalists Wednesday, October 25 after a pastoral visit to Angola’s Moxico Province, Bishop Lasarte decried the shortage of professionals in the education and health sectors in nine municipalities.
“I saw beautiful schools built by the government in various very distant places like Calunda, but the sad thing is the lack of human resources; we found schools without teachers,” the Catholic Bishop told journalists after spending close to two weeks in Moxico province.
He added, “I also saw hospitals and health centers without doctors, nurses or medicines.”
“The government should prioritize local staff to serve in schools and hospitals in rural areas,” the Uruguayan-born member of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), whose Episcopal appointment was made public on July 1 said.