João Lourenço, in presidential decree n.º 267/22 of November 21, already published in Diário da República, underlines that the additional credit in the General State Budget (OGE) 2022 "must be made available depending on payment needs and availability of treasury".
The legal diploma, which Lusa had access to today, notes that the initiative of the Angolan President to respond to the needs of parliament in this V Legislature is supported by the Constitution of the Republic of Angola and the Framework Law of the OGE.
The head of state had previously authorized an additional credit to the Angolan parliament in the amount of 51.5 billion kwanzas for the expenses of the 220 deputies who left the elections on 24 August.
The consecutive additional credits to the Angolan parliament come at a time when the OGE 2023 proposal must be sent to the National Assembly for its discussion and vote, in December.
According to the economic newspaper Expansão, the 51.5 billion kwanzas previously approved by the Angolan parliament is above the initially foreseen in the 2022 OGE, which earmarks 44.8 billion kwanzas for the legislative body.
The publication states that each deputy elected to represent citizens in parliament will cost almost 23.5 million kwanzas annually to the state coffers.
According to Expansão, Angola annually invests more than 314 million kwanzas in salaries and subsidies for MPs, excluding other legal benefits.