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Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:32 - Updated Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:32

Executive urged to reinforce registration of traditional authorities

Luanda - Angolan Executive has been urged to boost the registration process of traditional authorities with a view to putting an end to the proliferation of alleged holders of traditional power in the communities.

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Participants in 3rd national meeting of traditional authorities

Photo: Rosário dos Santos

The recommendation is contained is the final communiqué emerged from the 3rd National Meeting on traditional authorities on Wednesday

Official data indicate the existence in the country of 50,000 registered traditional authorities, gathered around multiple lineages.

The enthronement of people from the sovereigns' lineages was also discouraged.

The document also highlight the need to scrap the legislation that establishes the use of uniforms as identification of traditional authorities.

Recommendation includes a thorough debate on the draft Law on Traditional Authorities, involving people from all walks of life.

The participants also highlighted the role of traditional authorities in the moral-boost exercise and preservation of values ??of cohesion and national unity.

This includes carrying out of scientific research studies, in order to obtain credible data on their development.

The two-day meeting also focused on the need to create a large space for exchange and discussion every two years on the traditional authorities.

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