The two new provinces, Cassai-Zambeze and Cubango, will be formed from the current provinces of Moxico and Cuando Cubango in eastern Angola. This will increase the number of provinces from 18 to 20.
According to the Facebook page of the Presidency of Angola, the proposal to change the administrative division received a positive evaluation from the Council of the Republic, guided by President Joao Lourenco, in the national capital of Luanda.
As per information from the official website of the Angolan government, the current provinces of Moxico and Cuando Cubango are the two largest in the country in terms of area.
Additionally, Angola will elevate 161 communes and urban districts to the category of municipalities in 2025, increasing the total number of municipalities from 164 to 325.
Adao de Almeida was quoted by local media as saying that the strategy to implement the new provinces and municipalities will prioritize the preparation of the general state budget, human resources, and infrastructure.