The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), along with the Social Support Fund (FAS) of Angola, is managing a cooperation project to reduce poverty in the country.
The European Union ambassador to Angola, Gordon Kricke, at the ceremony to lay the first stone in Angola.
The residents of the Luvue community in Angola will have a new health centre thanks to the cooperation project under way in the country. Funded by the European Union, its objective is to reduce poverty, stimulate economic growth, and strengthen the country’s local institutions.
Construction of the building is part of the project ‘Support to the Local Development Programme’, which is being implemented by the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) in conjunction with the Social Support Fund (FAS), an Angolan government institution that promotes sustainable development.
The new building, expected to be completed within four months, will improve the lives of the people who live in the zone, who, until now, used to have to travel 18 kilometres to receive healthcare.
The European Union ambassador to Angola, Gordon Kricke, was on hand to lay the first stone, which was held in Butt, a municipality in the province of Moxico, in southeast Angola.
Reducing poverty in the country
The project, currently in its second year of execution, seeks to reduce territorial asymmetries and social disparities in access to basic public services, promote a diversified local economy, and build the capacities of Angolan local governments for delivering quality services to the most vulnerable families through, for example, the renovation and construction of social and economic infrastructure.
The European Union is providing nearly 30 million euros in funding for this project and has delegated responsibility for execution to FIIAPP, along with the Social Support Fund (FAS) of Angola.
The European Union’s support to Angola is making it possible to expand the working areas of the Social Support Fund (FAS), which encompasses 14 of the country’s 18 provinces and is striving to achieve more equitable coverage in terms of delivering basic services in the localities where the FAS was not active previously.
The project is aimed at residents of rural, peri-urban, and urban zones of the most vulnerable municipalities in the country; producer associations and cooperatives; small and medium-sized enterprises; potential entrepreneurs; municipal administrators; members of the Survey and Social Consultation Councils (CACS); and providers of basic services.