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General State Account for 2019 approved by the National Assembly

The 2019 State General Account was approved this Wednesday by the National Assembly (AN). The document passed the sieve of the deputies with 137 votes in favor, 50 against and three abstentions.

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Despite the approval, the deputies still left some recommendations to the Government. One of them is related to the Public Investment Program (PIP).

According to Angop, the deputies advised that greater attention be given to the implementation of the PIP for the areas of Health and Education.

It was also recommended that in the next fiscal year, the Government should send the General State Account within the established legal deadline.

On the approval, Ruth Mendes of the MPLA indicated that the party's vote was favorable because it was possible to develop some projects: "We are aware that the road is still long to resolve the projects that afflict the people, but the execution of the 2019 budget had some impact in localities where it was possible to develop programs and projects.

UNITA, meanwhile, voted against as it considers that the main objectives assumed by the State General Budget for the fiscal year under review were not achieved, Angop writes.

CASA-CE, which also voted against, said it based its vote "due to the bad practices found in the State General Account, which made the social tranquility of the citizens unfeasible.

Finally, PRS justified its abstention with the fact that it did not participate directly in the process.

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