For the feeling that the strengthening of democracy in Angola also involves the live transmission of the plenary sessions and meetings of the various parliamentary committees, Angola and Angolans should be proud that this step was taken today, 23 January, a few days after the Comrade President João Lourenço, having announced that the start of live transmissions was soon coming, which for some experts is a way of reinforcing the authority and legitimacy of the legislative power.
With the possible adjustments, the fact marks the completion of a passage from the inauguration speech of Comrade João Lourenço, as President of the Republic and Head of the Executive Branch, who referring to the media sector, said:
“In this mandate, we will ensure greater public investment in the media sector, so that Angolans have access to reliable information throughout the national territory. I therefore call on public servants to maintain greater openness and learn to live with criticism and with a difference of opinion, favoring the debate of ideas, with the ultimate aim of safeguarding the interests of the Nation and citizens ”.
On the first day of the live sessions, which in truth is the return to a long-abandoned practice, parliamentarians approved, among several documents, the draft law that authorises the National Bank of Angola to put into circulation a new family of kwanza banknotes ; the proposed Law on Cellular Identification or Location and Electronic Surveillance for the purposes of Criminal Prevention and Repression, as well as the draft Resolution that approves the Budget of the National Assembly.
Regarding the proposed law that authorises the BNA to put into circulation a new family of Kwanzas banknotes, the MPLA, through deputy Idalina Valente, issued the explanation of vote in the following terms: “We vote in favor of the required law as a urgency, for recognising the contribution that monetary policy makes to macroeconomic stability ”.
The deputy clarified that, “any currency, seven years after its circulation, is vulnerable to the counterfeiting and counterfeiting of its security marks, which endangers the longed-for macroeconomic stability”.