Angola: President Formalises Simplified Contract Ahead of Political - Administrative Division

Luanda — Angolan president João Lourenço formalised Wednesday the opening of the Simplified Contract Procedures, in terms of material criteria.

The move is meant to ensure the acquisition of goods and services related to expenditures of the study, supervision and consultancy, ahead of the alteration to the Political and Administrative Division.

The decision, which comes simultaneously with the authorisation of the opening of a spending estimated at 4 billion kwanzas, also aims at acquiring data processing equipment assets and transports.

The information is expressed in the Presidential Dispatch no. 156/21 of 14 September, published in Official Gazette, which delegates the Secretary General the task to sub-delegate for the approval of procedure document, as well as checking the validity and legality of all actions practiced in the framework of the above procedure, including the award of the contract.

Angolan government is conducting, since 16 August to 17 September this year, a public consultation on the alteration to the political and administrative division of the biggest provinces of the country.

The process covers the provinces of Cuando Cubango, Lunda Norte, Malange, Moxico and Uíge.

The objective is to ensure better control of the national territory, address the most pressing issues and put an end to the regional asymmetries.

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