The Hon Alcinda António de Abreu
Minister for the Environment, Mozambique
The Hon Alcinda António de Abreu was born in 1953 and is a political figure in Mozambique. She was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2008 and is currently Minister for the Environment.
Minister de Abreu was active in the Mozambique Youth Association and served as its Deputy Secretary-General in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She was Minister of Social Welfare from 1994 to 1997. Minister de Abreu was appointed by FRELIMO as a member of the National Elections Commissions (CNEs) responsible for organising the 1998 municipal elections and the 1999 general election. At FRELIMO's 2002 congress, she was elected to the party's 15-member Political Committee.
Minister de Abreu was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs by President Armando Guebuza in February 2005, when Guebuza named his new government shortly after taking office. On March 10, 2008, she was moved to the post of Minister of the Environment; she was sworn in on March 27.