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COVID-19: Only 10% of small operators had access to the measures announced by the Government, said PAICV

Praia, May 4 (Inforpress) – The PAICV said that the measures announced by the Government, after 35 days of the declaration of the state of emergency, reached just over 10% of small economic operators in the informal sector of the contributory and non-contributory regime.

According to the member of the National Political Commission of the African Independence Party (PAICV), Carla Carvalho, in statements to the press to talk about the measures announced by the Government to face the COVID-19 pandemic, which, from the party’s point of view, needs to get off the ground and reach Cabo Verdeans.

“After more than a month of lockdown, official data made public show that the Government covered with Solidarity Income, for people working in the informal sector, 3.984 people of 16 thousand belonging to the non-contributory regime and 2.300 people of 14 thousand registered in the INPS”, she said, noting that PAICV is referring to a sector that employs more than 30 thousand people across the country.

After all, Carla Carvalho stated that more than 30 days after the declaration of the state of emergency, about 80% of the informal sector’s personnel have not yet received the subsidies announced by the Government, despite the cries for help from these professionals through the Domestic Workers Association, Street Vendors Association and São Vicente Truckers Association.



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