A few days before a new government is formed in Angola, again led by Joao Lourenço, the president of the National Council of Youth (CNJ) said that the head of state was deceived by some of his aides, prompting the political scientist to defend that he should appoint serious people to state posts.
Youth party leaders say João Lourenço is pandering to the situation.
Isaias Kalunga, president of the CNJ, cited as an example how some of his aides are defrauding the President of the Republic, the way housing is rented out in some central areas of Luanda province.
However, Agostinho Camuango, leader of the Juventude Unida Revolucionaria de Angola, a youth organization that has a seat in the CNJ, says “the president has allowed himself to be fooled because he is the holder of the executive power, everything that the Angolans go through is largely his fault.”
For his part, Chiaku Kiala, a youth leader of the National Front for the Liberation of Angola, who also has a seat in the CNJ, says the president “knows he has been deceived.”
Gaspar Fernandes, a PRS youth leader who also has a seat in the CNJ, recalls that Isaias Kalunga is inside the structure and “knows how he was deceived.”
According to analyst Agostinho Sicato, there is a high possibility that João Lourenço could be deceived, but to avoid such a scenario, he “must appoint reliable and serious people, but what happens is that people are not responsible for what they do, and stay there.”
João Lourenço takes office on Thursday the 15th for a second term, after which he must appoint a government.