Luanda – President João Lourenço Thursday in Luanda appointed an Inter-ministerial Commission to organise the celebrations of the centenary of the birth of the Founder of the Angolan Nation, António Agostinho Neto.

According to a press release from the Civil Affairs Office to the President of the Republic, the Commission is tasked with preparing a due celebration of the event.

The note further states that the Commission is made up by the heads of the Civil and Military Affairs Offices to the President of the Republic, respectively, as coordinator and deputy-coordinator.

The two will be assisted by the ministers of Territory Administration, National Defence and Motherland Veterans, Transports, Education, Telecommunications and External Relations.

The ministers of Finance, Education, Youth and Sports, Culture, Tourism and Environment are also part of the Commission.

The Commission has been assigned to draft a budget for the celebrations, prepare, organise and coordinate locally and abroad, all operations for the celebrations.

António Agostinho Neto was born on 17 September 1922, in Kaxicane (Icolo e Bengo, near the capital Luanda), and died on 10 September 1979. He proclaimed Angola’s Independence from the Portuguese colonial power on 11 November 1975.

Source: Angola Press News Agency