The data were released this Monday by the secretary general of the Ministry of Transport, Miguel Pereira, when he presented the budget balance on the first day of the 14th advisory council of the ministerial department, which runs until Tuesday, in Namibe province, the budget and financial balance for the last five years.
The Ministry of Transport has the National Maritime Agency (AMN), the National Land Transport Agency (ANTT), the National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) and the Angola Cargo and Logistics Regulatory Agency (ARCCLA).
With regard to expenditure, these agencies recorded a volume of around 90 billion kwanzas in the period in question.
"In 2020, the peak in revenues and the increase in expenses in this same year are notorious, which has to do with the expenses incurred in the context of the prevention of covid-19", stressed the secretary-general of the Ministry of Transport of Angola.
According to Miguel Pereira, during the reform period, the Ministry of Transport presented a forecast of expenses in the order of 2.5 billion kwanzas, but the Ministry of Finance "made slight cuts to the forecasts".
"Over the five-year period, the Ministry of Transport received a financial quota (resources that the Ministry of Finance channels for the execution of expenses) from the Ministry of Finance 1.1 billion kwanzas", he stressed.
In turn, the director of the Office of Studies, Planning and Statistics, Guilhermino Narciso, when presenting the sector in numbers, said data collected until May this year indicate that the main modal for passenger transport continues to be rail, par excellence, with a weight of 96 percent in the last five years.
Guilhermino Narciso stressed that for cargo, the maritime modal port is the main means of transport, with an average share of 93 percent, with a cumulative record of 54 million tons up to May this year.
In the period in question, a total of 500.8 million passengers were transported, 18 percent below the ministry's forecast, which was 612 million passengers.
With regard to cargo, the forecast was 38 million tons and in the period between 2018 and 2021, in its aggregate, the handling of 42.8 million tons, that is, 10 percent above the forecast until the end of 2021.
The civil aviation subsector, according to Guilhermino Narciso, was one of the most affected by the covid-19 pandemic, registering a deficit of one billion kwanzas in its net income, "strongly influenced by this pandemic context".