According to the head of the Sectorial Planning department of the Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP), Adilson da Silva, the PDN should be approved later this month, when the three ministerial sectors validate its strategic component.
"They are the only sectors that still have to look at their strategic options and then present their position. The document now goes to the economic team for a first reading, it is expected that it will then go to the Council of Ministers", he said.
Speaking during the 'briefing' with the press, which addressed the planning component, Adilson da Silva clarified, when asked by Lusa, that validating the work of technicians at ministerial level is the responsibility of the respective ministers.
"Saying that we don't have any missing information, the PDN is complete, what happens is that the technicians design the document and then there is an exercise at ministerial level which is understood as a validation process", he explained.
The official stressed that the version of each ministerial sector is included in the final document, but, he noted, "it only requires comfort at the level of the portfolio holder".
"But, there is a need for one more validation meeting of these departments for us to close this approach", he maintained.
The 2023-2027 PDN is structured based on three principles, namely alignment of the governance program with the Angola 2050 long-term strategy, impact orientation and programmatic interdependence.
The orientation of impact, said Adilson da Silva, brings together three main pillars, namely the development of human capital, the modernization and expansion of infrastructures and the diversification of the economy.
Angola's development plan for the five-year period also includes nine major elements, with seven axes, 20 policies, 79 programmes, 151 objectives and 315 priorities.
"All these strategic elements are based on a fiscal framework and a macroeconomic framework where the macroeconomic forecasts of the main variables that assess the behavior and dynamics of the economic sector are presented", he noted.
Consolidate peace and the democratic rule of law, promote the balanced and harmonious development of the territory, promote the development of human capital, reduce social inequalities, modernize and make the country's infrastructure more efficient, ensure economic and sustainable diversification and ensuring the defense of sovereignty are the seven axes of the PDN.
The head of the MEP also referred that the PDN 2023-2017 also incorporates actions aimed at the new political and administrative division of the country, in case the changes occur in the five-year period, in the light of a national diagnosis already carried out.
He also pointed to the first half of July or the second half as horizons for the final approval of the PDN 2023-2027 and the Angola 2050 strategy.