Angola: Government Prioritises Health and Education

Luanda — The sectors of Health and Education are among the highlights in relation to the implementation of the Integrated Municipal Intervention Plan (PIIM), said Monday in the Province of Luanda the secretary of State for Local Elections, Márcio Daniel.

Speaking to the press at the end of the Fourth Ordinary Meeting of the Interministerial Commission for the Implementation of the PIIM, Márcio Daniel said the health sector registered 129 completed projects, in which he highlighted 45 health centres, 18 municipal hospitals, which corresponds to 2,820 new hospital beds made available to the population.

He revealed that the health infrastructures include maternal and child centres, as well as hospitals units in the municipalities, having also emphasised the completion of 46 health posts as part of the provision of primary care infrastructure.

Regarding the education sector, it has 313 completed projects, highlighting 160 new schools with seven classrooms and 61 schools with 12 classrooms, totaling 8,842 new classrooms available which enabled the inclusion in the education system of over one million new students distributed at the various levels of education.

On the other hand, Márcio Daniel said that the meeting focused on the 2024 financial year, in the scope of the approval of the General State Budget (OGE), to maximise the deconcentration of competences of small and medium-sized projects.

He said that local bodies will be more prevalent in the implementation of public projects.