10 January 2013

Angola: Fifth, First Commissions of Parliament Approves Draft Report

Luanda — The Fifth Commission of the National Assembly that deals with issues of Economy and Finance, and the first commission that supervises the Constitutional and Legal Affairs, approved Thursday, in Luanda, the draft report on the proposal of the State Budget (OGE) for 2013.

At the end of the meeting, the Chairperson of the 5th commission, Manuel Nunes Júnior, advanced that prior to final approval of the State Budget on 14 February this year, Members of Parliament will hold a series of meetings with civil society and various government departments, to discuss this document in order to make it more inclusive.

The document will be discussed and voted in the majority on October 15, during the third plenary meeting of the first regular legislative session of the Third Legislature of the National Assembly.

A spokesperson of the National Assembly, Carlota Dias, invited on Wednesday, in a press conference, interested citizens to attend the debates on the State Budget, both in specialized committees or in plenary.

According to the deputy, the call will be towards public assistance for citizens to understand how the discussion is made that culminates with the approval of one of the important instruments for the social and economic life of the country.

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