28 November 2012

Angola: National Development Plan, 2013 State Budget Drafts Reviewed

Luanda — The 3rd session of the Cabinet Council held Wednesday in Luanda under the chair of the Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, reviewed the 2013/2017 National Development Plan and the State Budget for 2013, Angop learned.

According to a note from the Cabinet Council's Secretariat released at the end of the meeting, the 2013/2017 National Development Plan is a short and medium term planning instrument that makes provisions for the growth and diversification of the Angolan economy, based on the sustainable development of the national entrepreneurial sector.

The 2013/2017 National Development Plan comprises as one of its policies the promotion of entrepreneurship and development of the national private sector; the facilitation of the access to credit; assistance to emerging economic activities; re-conversion of the informal economy and support for large companies and their integration into business clusters.

In its turn, the State Budget for 2013, the source adds, is designed to secure conditions of stability and efficacy of the economy, through the control of inflation, exchange, stability and regulation of the financial sector and saves a great share of the resources available for the improvement of the populations' living.

It is also intended to guarantee the national stability and security, the socio-economic development, increase of job and citizens' revenues, valorisation of the family and balanced development of the national territory.

On the other hand, the Cabinet Council introduced punctual changes to the Presidential Decrees 217/12, of October 15, on the Cabinet Council's Economic Commission Regulation and 218/12 of October, on the Cabinet Council Commission Regulation on Real Economy, with the purpose of integrating the Minister of State and Head of the Civil Office and the Secretary to President of the Republic for Economic Affairs in the composition of the Economic Commission and altering the scheduled for the Real Economy Commission sessions now going monthly.

The Cabinet Council also analysed a Presidential Decree on Procedures for Implementation of the Executive's deliberations, a document that sets the norms for the drafting and processing of documentation for analysis of the holder of the Executive Power, including the rules for systematisation and logistics to be considered in the drafting of Executive's legal documents.

The session also reviewed a Presidential Legal Decree that sets the Organic Structure of the State's Central Administration Services, a legal document that defines the rules for the creation, structuring, organisation and revocation of the State's Central Administration Services and other such organs.

The document institutes systems of common or transversal functions in activities related to the management of the budget, planning, human resources, statistics, exchange and international relations, information technologies and property.

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