The note recalls that following the signature, in December 2019, of some Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between that member of the UAE royal family and the Ministry of Agriculture of Angola, a tractor assembly line was installed in the Special Economic Zone (ZEE).
Located in Luanda, the factory has a plan to replace expatriate staff with locals, including executive and management positions, through the training of technicians, hence, in addition to the assembly line a training centre was created for three components within the project.
In this regard, the note highlights a training programme for factory technicians, plus another aimed at farmers for the operation and maintenance of tractors and implement, the latter being free of cost.
"In addition to the assembly of tractors, a programme of after-sales services, maintenance and replacement of expendable parts was established", indicates the statement, stressing that long-term maintenance service contracts are a fundamental part of the project.
In addition to production and knowing the difficulties of small farmers, the note goes on, the Private Office, together with the Ministry of Agriculture, seeks to implement flexible financing programmes to support local farmers in their purchases.