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Secretary of State says they will try to "safeguard the priorities of each body in the 2022 OGE"

Aia Eza da Silva, Secretary of State for Budget and Public Investment, stated that they will try to safeguard the priorities of each body. Speaking at a meeting with the deputies of the Specialized Working Committees of the National Assembly and the Organs of Defense, Security and Internal Order, to define the budget priorities of these sectors for the financial year of next year, the responsible added that they are " available to dialogue with each sector in order to find the best solutions".

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During the meeting, the Secretary of State listened to the issues and suggestions presented and in the end made "a framework of the atypical context in which the State Budget for the aforementioned fiscal year is inserted".

Cited in a note available on the Ministry of Finance website, the official assured that "despite the scarcity of funds and the need to rationalize expenditure, everything possible will be done in order to safeguard the priorities of each agency", still that we are experiencing "an atypical context in the face of the covid-19 pandemic".

She also made it known that they are "available to dialogue with each sector in order to find the best solutions in solving the problems they face in relation to budget allocations for the 2022 economic year".

Among the various questions raised, Amélia Alexandre stands out, who questioned whether "next year's State Budget includes a budget for the implementation of the biometric data collection program, for the control of foreign citizens residing or not in Angola".

In his turn, João Pinto suggested the creation of an amount within the budget of the Ministry of National Defense with the objective of stimulating the military industry sector, aiming at alleviating hunger and poverty "within the Angolan armed forces".

Another highlight is the intervention of André Mendes de Carvalho who proposed a "reformulation of the State Security system, in the sense of making it smaller and more functional in view of the lack of funds that the country is facing".