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Parliament approves local governments bill

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:26 - Politics

Luanda - The National Assembly approved in definitive on Tuesday and by unanimity the draft law on Organization and Functioning of Local Governments and the type of Administrative Supervision.

  • A national Assembly session

The two legal tools, which are part of a set of seven, give power of control to the central government over the local governments.

With the approval of such legal tool, the Angolan parliament takes an important step towards the institutionalization of local governments.

The legal tool establishes principles and norms of organization and functioning of local governments.

The organization and functioning of local governments are based on principles of political and administrative decentralization, as well as autonomy and legality.

Local governments have normative, administrative, financial, assets and organizational autonomy.