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ARC considers 2020 budget insufficient to meet needs in an election year

Praia, Dec 6 (Inforpress) – The president of the Regulatory Authority for the Media (ARC) considered the amount allocated to the entity she directs for 2020 to be insufficient given the needs of an election year.

Arminda Barros was speaking to reporters Thursday at the end of a parliamentary hearing at the Specialized Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Human Rights, Security and State Reform to assess the amounts provided for in the 2020 Budget.

As she indicated, sicce it’s an election year, the entity foresaw some investments, including the acquisition of a software for recording and monitoring the election coverage and hiring technicians and conducting training.

The first budget proposal sent to Parliament, according to Arminda Barros, was 78 million escudos, but warned that there was not so much availability, and it’s available only a little bit more than 64 million escudos, the authority reduced to 70 million.The president of ARC explained that the entity did not ask for more money to be made available, but rather to be allowed to use the 17 million escudos she has available.

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