Ombudsman records more than 300 hearings in Cunene

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Ombudsman records more than 300 hearings in Cunene
Ombudsman records more than 300 hearings in Cunene

Africa-Press – Angola. Three hundred and 26 hearings, including complaints, denunciations and complaints were registered in the first quarter of the current year, by the Ombudsman Services in the province of Cunene.

The information was provided this Friday by the head of Ombudsman Services in Cunene, Eusébio Vaenduanawa, stating that the hearings were related to land conflicts, procedural delays, excessive preventive detention, bank accounts and labor actions.

Speaking during the Ombudsman’s Week taking place from the 19th to the 28th of April, he said that the hearings culminated in 155 cases being investigated, of which 51 were resolved, 14 were forwarded and 90 were partially resolved and others were being processed.

Compared to 2023, he said there will be more complaints, processes issued, hearings held, entities targeted and problem resolutions, a result of the work to raise awareness and educate citizens about legal culture.

He argued that in 12 months of 2023, the institution recorded 406 cases, and in just three months of 2024, the indicators point to 326 cases, which is considered a significant increase.

Eusébio Vaenduanawa ensured continuous work and interaction with communities through lectures and community meetings on the responsibilities, competencies and duties of the ombudsman.

He said that the intention is to increasingly raise the legal awareness of the population, monitoring assistance to the most vulnerable groups, as it is a segment with problems interpreting the laws and legal order, so that when violated, they resort to the courts, Public Prosecutor’s Office or SIC.

In this sense, he highlighted that the Ombudsman’s Office, as a public, state and independent entity, has the fundamental mission of defending and protecting the rights, freedoms and guarantees of citizens.

The day aims to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the institutionalization of the figure of the Ombudsman in Angola, it will be marked with the promotion of lectures, visits to the Oifidi leper colony, the general hospital of Ondjiva, the Peu-Peu prison establishment and meetings of work.

The Ombudsman’s Office is an independent institution whose objective is to defend the rights, freedoms and guarantees of citizens, ensuring, through informal means, justice and the legality of Public Administration.

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