Os dados foram avançados pelo director-geral do INAD
, Leonardo Sapalo
, quando falava por ocasião da recepção de cumprimentos de fim-de-ano por parte dos trabalhadores do sector, afecto ao Ministério
Luanda, 05/10 - The National Institute of Demining (INAD) needs 2.8 million dollars to restart the activities of its seven brigades, including providing them with the necessary technical means and logistical assistance, said its Managing Director, Leonardo Sapalo.
said to be difficult to estimate the amount needed to demine the whole country, for it is necessary to assess the impact of landmines on the populations, although there is an UN agency
working on that matter in partnership with the National Commission of Assistance
to Landmine Victims.
said the Government will then have a real idea of the situation of each community and will program other resources for intervention.
"this way we could estimate the real cost of demining in the country", he
With regard to funds for demining programs, the source stressed that the international community opinion is now changing and there are positive signs in terms of contacts between his
sector, the local organisations and donors.
"Although there are not yet promises of fundings, donors` views with regard to INAD
is changing and we think that, in the next months, there will be favourable conditions for the implementation of activities", he
revealed a negotiated project with the Government of Japan, which might help INAD
acquire the appropriate technical means and deploy them in all provinces, to avoid incidents with landmines and finish with unsafe zones in the country.
also said an operational plan has already been submitted to the Government for approval, which is joint effort by INAD
and the Military Engineering Division of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA).