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National Assembly discusses revised GSB next Tuesday

The National Assembly (AN) will discuss next Tuesday, July 14, the proposal for the revised General State Budget (GSB) for this year.


The discussion, in general, takes place in the next plenary meeting of the AN, according to what was established this Wednesday in the conference of parliamentary group leaders, led by Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, president of the AN.

Armando da Cruz Neto, vice-president of MPLA, quoted by Angop, admitted that this review is cautious since the country is currently facing problems in the health sector due to the presence of covid-19.

He also made it known that, taking into account that the financial crisis - aggravated by the new coronavirus - the government was forced to review its priorities in the State Budget. The Executive had to focus on strengthening public health, food production and raising revenue to support spending, he admitted.

Alexandre Sebastião André, of CASA-CE, considered that the country has to become self-sufficient and should lose its dependence on imports.

Benedito Daniel, of PRS, admitted that besides the focus on the health and education sectors, the budget should also give priority to communication routes, with the aim of making the national free zones viable.

For Maurilio Luyele of UNITA, the social sector must be preserved from the budget constraints that resulted from covid-19.

Finally, Lucas Ngonda, of FNLA, revealed that the GSB must prioritize job creation, but also strengthen the health and education sectors.

The revision of the State Budget for 2020 was presented in April, after the government decided to make some changes due to the impact that covid-19 had on the national economy. Among the main changes is the reference price for a barrel of oil, which has risen from an average of 55 dollars to 33 dollars per barrel.


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