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Wed, 16 Sep 2020 08:06 - Updated Wed, 16 Sep 2020 08:05

Ruling party recommends strict inspection of PIIM works

Luanda - Angola’s ruling MPLA party has recommended a permanent inspection of the works included in the Integrated Plan for Intervention in Municipalities (PIIM).

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MPLA wants inspection of piim works

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This was at the Politburo Secretariat meeting held via video conference on Tuesday under the party’s Vice president, Luísa Damião, which also analysed  several issues and the country's economic and social situation.

Launched in August 2019, the USD 2 billion PIIM was initially planned to cover a total of 236 actions.

They include the sectors of health, education, construction and public works, administrative infrastructure, roads, energy and water, security and public order, urbanism and basic sanitation.

Supported by Angolan Sovereign Fund, the programme covers the 164 municipalities of the country.

Local government bodies account for 68 percent of the programme, while the central government is entitled to 32 percent.

Funding covers various projects such as four thousand classrooms available throughout the country, as well as the construction, rehabilitation and equipping more health facilities.

Also eight buildings are planned for the operation of local authorities, 500 primary schools and 36 administrative complexes.

The programmes, projects and actions included in the PIIM mainly concern the sectors of health, construction and public works, urbanism, energy and water, security and public order, basic sanitation and infrastructures, administrative and municipal, and intervention in the roads.

In is final communiqué of the meeting that gathered the first provincial secretaries of the MPLA, the participants also recommended greater absorption of the local labour, with a view to generating new jobs.

The participants in the meeting assessed and welcomed the outcome of the political and organisational work and its impact on the period of the State of Emergency and the Public Disaster Situation, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The members also encouraged the provincial committees and social organisations to continue with mobilisation work awareness campaign focused on prevention and combat Covid-19.

The party also conducted solidarity and humanism actions in favor of vulnerable populations.

The meeting appreciated the information on the proposed agenda for the IV Ordinary Meeting of the Central Committee of the MPLA.

Actions to be carried out in the third quarter of 2020, with stress to the preparation for 7th Ordinary Congress of the ruling party’s women organisation (OMA), the Party's 8th Ordinary Congress, the elaboration of the Business Plan and the Political Agenda for 2021, were also appreciated during the meeting.

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