jurist evaluates Angolan President’s performance positively

Luanda – Jurist, university professor and Portuguese lawyer Jorge Claudio Bacelar Gouveia makes a positive assessment of the governance of Angolan President, JoAPound o Lourenco, in an interview published last Friday by the weekly Angolan newspaper Vanguarda.

President JoAPound o Lourenco “has worked immensely, with great intensity, changing behaviours, replacing people, changing political and social objectives. I make a very positive assessment”, he said.

“I had the privilege of having been in the inauguration of President JoAPound o Lourenco in September last year and, in fact, I am very much surprised and very pleased because his inaugural address has been fulfilled,” he said.

In the opinion of Jorge Bacelar Gouveia, President JoAPound o Lourenco is also pressurised by the duration of his term, since he has less than five years to achieve solid results.

The lawyer and university professor, whose public activity has also been filled by the exercise of local government positions, defended the principle of gradualism in the implementation of municipal governments in Angola, as stated in the Angolan Constitution.

“It would be a suicide if Angola all of sudden created local governments in all the municipalities across the country, with all the skills and all the financial resources they need – that would be impractical,” he said.

The Constitutionalist states that gradualism must be “territorial and functional” and that local governments must be created progressively throughout the territory, within a maximum period of 15 years.

Source: Angola Press News Agency