Angola: Over 500 Municipal Projects Completed in Country

Luanda — At least 590 projects, of the 1,040 being launched under the Integrated Plan for Intervention in Municipalities (PIIM), have been concluded across the country.

Releasing the statistics, the Secretary of State for Local Authorities, Márcio Daniel, said that the State has spent AKz 447.1 billion on projects.

Márcio Daniel, who was speaking at the end of the IV ordinary meeting of the Inter-ministerial Commission for the Implementation of the PIIM, said that by the end of 2022, another 813 projects will be completed, thus completing 1,403 projects in the PIIM portfolio.

"This means that 80 percent of the PIIM portfolio will be completed by the end of the year, which represents a positive balance", he underlined.

During the meeting, three memoranda were also analysed, linked to the placement strategies of staff in terms of infrastructure in the health, education and interior sectors.

Márcio Daniel underlined that there is a concern with the human resources that will embody these projects, and the commission evaluated the contributions, in order to guarantee that, after the delivery of the completed projects, the human and technical conditions are available, so that infrastructures can function without any type of constraint.

"Currently, the sectors are working to ensure that the infrastructures already inaugurated have the human and technical resources necessary for their operation", he said.

As for the assessment of the strategy for the elaboration of the II phase of the PIIM, the Secretary of State said that the reflection is not yet concluded, there is only an indication of work in the sense of presenting specific axes for the elaboration of the future PIIM 2. "At this moment the first phase of the PIIM is still in progress", he underlined.

With regard the financial availability, the official said that the PIIM has guaranteed funding and for this reason all registered projects have sufficient budgetary coverage for their conclusion.

Launched on June 27, 2019, PIIM aims to increase the autonomy of the 164 municipalities in Angola as part of the policy of de-concentration and decentralisation of administrative competences and, in this way, increase the quality of life throughout the national territory.

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