Mine Action agreement with the EU for Angola
On the 22nd of July 2014, NPA signed an agreement with the European Union for EUR 1,107,600.00 over the next 21 months to conduct clearance of mines and ERW in Zaire province.
The project started on the 1st of September 2014 and through the project period NPA is expected to release approximately 602,500 m2 of contaminated land. A total of three “high impacted” confirmed hazardous areas have been included in this project and a total of 8,000 men, women and children should directly benefit after the land has been return to the communities.
The two tasks, “Malele Bordering Posts” 1 and 2, neighboring to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), will allow the local population to use the market which is planned to be constructed by the Angolan Government to facilitate the commercial exchanges between two countries. In addition, the community living nearby to the border needs to extend residential and the agricultural activities.
The third tasks included in the project, “Kazai” will benefit approx. 266 families by providing safe access to fishing areas and extending the agricultural areas. The Government of Angola is also planning to implement training related to fishing.
NPA Humanitarian Disarmament Programme in Angola wish to extend a large thank to EU for this generous support of our activities. We hope that this partnership continues in the coming years.