Regulations clarify Parliament's scrutinising role
Angola, Luanda – The National Assembly (Angolan Parliament) Wednesday in Luanda passed the house’s new set of regulations that improves its scrutiny of Government’s activity. Proposed by the ruling MPLA party bench, the regulations were approved with 166 votes in favour, none against and six abstentions. It was the first point on the agenda for the Parliament’s 6th ordinary plenary session that started Wednesday morning. According to the formulation, the scrutinising and supervisory role contained in the set of regulations for the National Assembly is intended to ensure the correct enforcement of the Constitution, of the ordinary laws, implementation of State Budget-associated programmes, regular, rational and wise utilisation of financial resources and State property by public and private institutions. The scrutinising and supervisory role focuses mainly on the activity of the central public, local, indirect and autarchic administrations, covering all institutions that utilise State financial and patrimonial resources. The courts, the Republic Attorney’s Office, the Ombudsman also fall under the scrutinising and supervisory role of the Parliament, regarding the management of public financial and patrimonial resources. The regulations also clarify the relationship between the National Assembly and other sovereign organs of the State, including the President of the Republic as the holder of the Executive Power, the Judicial Power, seeking to improve the Parliament’s scrutinising and supervisory activity. The agenda for the National Assembly’s session includes the review and voting of the drafts altering the laws on Funding of Political Parties, Voter Registration, Electoral Observation and Nationality. The drafts on Electoral Conduct Code and the approval of the election of provincial and municipal electoral commissions are also on the agenda for the National Assembly’s 6th Ordinary Parliamentary Session.