Angola: Combination of the President’s Office and the Leadership of the Ruling Party versus Simplified Contracting

Angola Transparency

Angola: Combination of the President’s Office and the Leadership of the Ruling Party versus Simplified Contracting

By Serafim de Oliveira

Washington D.C — The secrecy involved in the simplified hiring and inauguration of government projects, considering their national ramifications, gives the impression that the ruling party funds all programs. Moreover, the inauguration celebrations highlight the political authority of the party-state machine. 

Similarly, the celebrations on the eve of the elections unequivocally unveil the marriage of convenience between political power and specific internal or external business markets. Moreover, these elaborate celebrations portend the costs and risks the government might be willing to extend.

In many cases, though, when precisely in pursuit of promoting a good business environment, these contracts become a quid pro quo to cover up the gloomy realities of the country. Access to our mineral resources and fantastic business opportunities thus trump the principles of freedom, democracy, the rule…

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Author: angolatransparency

-Impulsionar os cidadãos angolanos a questionarem como o erário público é gerido e terem a capacidade de responsabilizar os seus maus gestores de acordo com os princípios estabelecidos na Constituição da República --Boost the Angolan citizens to question how the public money is managed and have the ability to blame their bad managers in accordance with the principles laid down in the Constitution of the Republic-------------- Prof. N'gola Kiluange (Serafim de Oliveira)

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