Interviews with MgM workers
Haller Da Silva
Interview with Angola national manager Haller Da Silva
Mr Da Silva, you are working for MgM (People against land mines) in Angola. Since when are you working for MgM?
Haller: I started working for MgM in 1999. In that time, I knew that only a few demining NGOs in Angola were working during the war times. The German MgM was one of them and I knew they were doing a good humanitarian job, seen that Angolan government themselves had no intention for demining.
Interview with director of operations Ken O‘Connell
I: Mr O’Connell you are the project leader and demining coordinator of MgM in Angola. What kind of a job is that?
Ken: It is of course a very exciting job; every day is challenging and bears a certain occupational hazard, even though, apart from one incident, nothing has ever happened so far. Nonetheless one has to be aware that a small mistake during the demining work can cost one’s own live and that of fellow workers.