This is an action that allows the Government, and in particular the Ministry of Finance, to reinforce the inclusion of children in its public policy agenda, in accordance with Commitment 11, on Children in the National Development Plan and in the General Budget. of State.
In a statement to which VerAngola had access, the ministry says that this initiative seeks to awaken an interest in public finances in children so that they become, from an early age, more aware of the budget process and the impact of financial management. public in their lives and the community at large.
The comic strip, called “O Bolo de Todos Nós”, was illustrated and produced by cartoonist Sérgio Piçarra and has an initial print run of 10,000 copies to be distributed in various schools across the country. It brings complex concepts about budgeting approached in a simplified and pedagogical way, using metaphors, for an easy understanding of children and adolescents.
The launch of the comic strip is one of several activities included in the Technical Cooperation plan between the Ministry of Finance and the United Nations Children's Fund, which also includes holding pedagogical debates, publicizing the citizen's budget, listening to civil society on the budget proposal and the preparation of studies and analyzes focusing on budgetary policy and public finances.
The comic book launch event called “O Bolo de Todos Nós” will be attended by the Ministers of Education and Finance, Maria Luísa Grilo and Vera Daves de Sousa. The presence of the UNICEF Representative in Angola, Ivan Yerovi, the Provincial Governor of Luanda, the municipal administrator of Cazenga and children from different schools in the municipality of Cazenga is also expected.