The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Angola Chapter has sworn into office new members of its governing structures, which will be headed up by freelance journalist Alexandre Neto Solombe.
The ceremony, held in the amphitheatre of the journalists’ training centre, CEFOJOR, in Luanda on 10 May 2013, was attended by MISA Angola members, journalists, as well as selected national and international guests.
Tomas de Mello, Radio Ecclesia’s Margareth Nanga, New Newspapers’ Ana Marly and Zenilda Volola were among the new members elected into office.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Solombe pledged the Chapter’s renewed commitment to the principles enshrined in the Windhoek Declaration, stating that he would faithfully accomplish the responsibilities of his term and ensure that the Chapter adhered to its founding statutes.
Following his inauguration, Mr. Solombe received the electoral commission and the 29th general ordinary assembly reports. He was further issued with the office’s instruments of power, namely the hall stamp from the outgoing general assembly chairperson.
The ceremony included the investiture of the Chapter’s newly appointed General Assembly Chairperson, Salvador Freire, by his predecessor, Isaac Neney, who further reported on the Chapter’s activities during his tenure.
MISA Angola has extended an invitation to MISA’s Windhoek-based Regional Secretariat to assist the Chapter in rolling out a programme in Angola.