The Minister of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Social Communication (MINTTICS), Manuel Homem, has reappointed Dr Zolana Rui João as the director of Management Office of the National Space Program (GGPEN). The reappointment happened via a dispatch dated 10 November 2021. Thus, Dr Zolana Rui João will continue managing Angola’s space agency, responsible for implementing the national space strategy
Accordingly, Engineer Vangiliya Yotana Ribeiro Filipe Pereira has received an appointment to serve as the Deputy Director for the Technical and Scientific Area of the GGPEN.
Created in 2013, GGPEN is the government agency responsible for overseeing the execution of the National Space Strategy. The Agency is attached to MINTTICS, and its primary responsibilities include, among others
- Establishing cooperation agreements with technical and scientific institutions of the space industry;
- Training and sharing of knowledge to national citizens;
- Coordinating and promoting the country’s space activities at the national and international levels; and
- Monitoring the construction, launch and operation of the ANGOSAT-2 satellite.
Faleti Joshua is an avid lover of space in all its incomprehensible nature. He holds both an LL.B and a B.L degree. Joshua is a lover of music and a lawyer in his free time.