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On Tuesday, the government announced that it would pay the thirteenth salary to civil servants, ending the doubts that prevailed due to the crisis. The information was advanced at the end of the 39th Council of Ministers.
Last session … a lot of expectation and a good new one – at least for the officials and state agents. A few days after the Christmas celebration, the Government came to clear doubts. Without advancing dates, the executive left only guarantees. “State employees will have the 13th month salary. As it has in other years. We have already been in more complicated and the employees had the 13th month salary and this time will be no exception, “said government spokeswoman Ana Comoana.
Government wants autonomous management of state employees’ pensions
To that end, the executive approved the decree creating the Pension Fund of State Employees, an entity that will be responsible for managing the money that civil servants. “What will happen is the autonomization of the fund. At present, pensions are paid through the State Budget.
The aim is to create a fund that is sustainable and that can guarantee the financial coverage of the process, not only at the current stage in terms of number of employees, but also taking into account the projections for the coming years. The employees will start receiving their pensions, but it will be through this autonomous fund, “clarified Comoana later to advance that” It will be a public fund that will not be dependent on the State Budget that often has its limitations.
This fund should have a potential for self-regeneration, that is, it will be managed like any other fund, where there may be investment, partnerships can be established with other institutions, “he said.
Also in the meeting the Government approved the decree that creates the National Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries (INICC). “It is a category A service institution with legal personality to promote the promotion of cultural and creative industries and to ensure the capacity to generate income and revenues.”
At the meeting, the executive expressed concern about cases of chronic malnutrition that greatly affect children in the central and northern provinces of the country. “The Council of Ministers has assessed information on the situation of chronic malnutrition in Mozambique. The main findings point to the prevalence of 43 per cent, that is, half of children. These figures refer to 2013, with the provinces of Central and North being the most affected, with the figures ranging from 44 to 52 per cent in terms of index. The Government’s bet is to reduce the percentage to 35 per cent by the end of the five-year period.”
The government also analyzed the report of the participation of the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health at the Global Vaccine Alliance Conference, which took place on 10th and 11th of this month in Abu Dhabi.Source: O País
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