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Struggle Against Colonialism is Awakening of Consciousness - Premier|
Angola Press Agency (Luanda)
5 February 2008
The struggle against the colonial domination resulted from the revolutionary youth's consciousness , says prime minister
The struggle against the colonial domination resulted from the awakening of the revolutionary youths' consciousness towards the liberation and dignification of the Angolan people.
This was said by Angolan prime minister, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, Monday in Andulo, central province of Bie.
The premier was addressing the main event of the celebrations of the February 4, the start of the national armed liberation struggle against the Portuguese colonialism.
"In celebrating this day, we remember our heroes who, with extreme braveness and determination, uprose against the colonial repression, fighting for a just cause that culminated with the attainment of Independence in 1975", said the official.
According to him, speaking of the February 4, is recalling the past that brings along examples of dedication and tenacity for everyone.
This action, he added, must serve as an example for the new generations that should never forget as it is part of Angola's history and tradition.
"In this ambit, we count on all of us, particularly on the youth for, with the same determination and spirit of sacrifice of the February 4's heroes, having a stronger engagement in the country's socio-economic affairs, participating actively in the reconstruction of the nation, making their contribute in a devoted way", he stated.
On February 4, 1961, Angolan nationalists, armed with rustic weapons, attacked the Luanda São Paulo and Casa de Reclusão prisons as well as the airport, in an act of courageous uprising against the Portuguese colonial rule.
This resulted from the affirmation of the nationalist and patriotic consciousness against the refusal, by the Portuguese colonial regime, of peaceful proposals for self-determination and independence of the country.
The event was attended by the ministers of Interior, Roberto Leal Monteiro, Defence, Kundi Paihama, Education, António Burity da Silva, Social welfare, João Baptista Kussumua, and the deputy ministers of Ex-combatants and War Veterans, Lourenço Contreiras Neto, Territory Administration, Mota Liz and Education, Pinda Simão.