Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 17, 2011
The government of Angola, represented at the recent SADC Ministerial Committee Meeting in Lusaka, has proposed that SADC member countries declare March 23 as a new annual non-working public holiday.
The proposal is unlikely to come to a pass, soon, as late last year (2010-12-16), the Angolan lower house of parliament overwhelmingly passed the "Ley de los Feriados Nacionales y Locales" which revises the legislation on public holidays in Angola, and after some last-ditch attempts by the opposition, the reconciled bill was approved without any substantial changes at the end of January (2011-01-20) and signed into law by Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos, the following month (2011-02-15).
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