Adão de Almeida, who was speaking on the margins of the extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers, also admitted that the decision to reduce the number of ministries will also allow the Executive to manage more effectively the number of administrative structures that exist.
Cited by Angop, he said that the money saved already has a destination: the money will be made available to the administration to be used as investment in sectors with great public importance, such as education and health.
The minister also revealed that in the meeting, the leaders will also discuss the possibility of changes in the leadership structures. According to the executive accounts, the reduction from 28 to 21 ministries will allow the government to move from 559 senior positions to 313.
However, Adão de Almeida noted that the reduction in the number of departments does not imply a reduction in the number of workers.
He stressed that there is a parallel work between the Ministry of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security and the Ministry of Finance "which will then deal with a whole strategy in relation to the issue of personnel in these sectors".
According to Adão de Almeida, in addition to the budgetary pillar, the Government is also analysing the infrastructure and staff.
The Minister of State and Head of the Civil House of the President of the Republic said that the Government hopes to achieve some gain in infrastructure, explaining that in some cases there were two public buildings for two different ministries.
"Now we are going to put them in a public building, which also brings us some savings from the point of view of the functioning of institutions, goods and services. Then there is a pillar of staff, which is going to be specifically treated. We also believe that this dossier will soon be appreciated," he said.