Angolan President authorizes 230 M euros in food and medicine for security forces

Angolan President authorizes 230 M euros in food and medicine for security forces

Angolan President João Lourenço has approved an additional line item in the state budget for 2018 worth almost 230 million euros, for the purchase of food and medicine for security forces.

In a presidential decree dated 13 June, to which news agency Lusa has had access today, the Head of State has authorized the granting of an additional credit line 'to support expenses with the Logistic Supply' of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The document concerns the Food and Drug package, and grants an additional credit amount of 62.153 million kwanzas (227 million euros), which will, however, be allocated "in several stages, depending on the available funds".

In the State Budget for 2018, approved by the National Assembly last February, the Ministry of Home affairs, who is in charge of matters related to the Police, Fire and Civil Protection Services, added 9,140 million kwanzas (31.8 million euros) to the Food Supply Package and an 914 million kwanzas (3.2 million euros) to the Medicine Package.

Lusa reported in May that the Angolan Investment Bank (BAI) shall grant 15 billion kwanzas (54.8 million euros) to finance the purchase of food for the Angolan police and military forces.

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