In a press release sent this Thursday to Lusa, the organ indicates that the "achievements" were presented, on Thursday, by videoconference, by the Ombudsman, Carlos Alberto Ferreira Pinto, during the meeting of the Association of Ombudsmen and Mediators of Southern Africa.
The approval of the new law on the Ombudsman's Office, already in force, and the recognition, by the executive power, of the budgetary independence of the institution, which now has its own budget to manage, independent of the National Assembly, were the greatest gains of the sector during this period.
During his intervention at the meeting, Carlos Alberto Ferreira Pinto pointed out as challenges the need to consolidate the institution of the Ombudsman throughout the country and to improve the duty of cooperation of the entities addressed with the Ombudsman.
According to the document, the regional report from Southern Africa and the impact of covid-19 on activities at the level of ombudsmen in the region were other themes that guided the meeting.
Improving the relationship between the ombudsman and the courts, as well as the quantity and quality of the staff of the body are also among the challenges of the body, according to the note.
The Ombudsman's Office also intends to make its mission and attributions more known to public and private institutions in general and university education and to extend visits to penitentiary establishments in the country.