The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, today signed a decree appointing 10 consultants from different areas, including several former ministers, most of whom repeat in the functions of adviser, some of them also from his predecessor, José Eduardo dos Santos.
According to a note from the Presidential Palace, Albina Africano, who supervised the Oil and Industry portfolios and was recently Angola’s commissioner for Expo Dubai 2020, and biologist Adjani Costa, who was Minister of Culture, Tourism and Environment, having been appointed both already consultants.
Former Minister of the Interior Ângelo Tavares, and the former head of Foreign Affairs Assunção dos Anjos, who was also ambassador to Portugal are others chosen by João Lourenço.
Flávio Fonseca, former diplomat and brother of the current ambassador to Portugal, Carlos da Fonseca, is reappointed as consultant, as is João Baptista Tchindandi (General “Black Power”) and former governor of Cuando Cubango.
Mena Abrantes, writer and playwright, the nationalist Paulo Tjipilica, who was an Ombudsman, Paulo Fernando de Matos and Santana André Pitra (General “Petroff”), also a former Minister of the Interior, complete the list of consultants.
In another order, João Lourenço appointed 37 deputy governors for the 18 Angolan provinces.