Mindelo, Dec 10 (Inforpress) – The Cabo Verdean Independent and Democratic Union (UCID, opposition party) requested this Thursday, in the debate on the 2021 State Budget, for the withdrawal of article 5 on “travel expenses containment”, as it is “a mere figure of speech”.
António Monteiro said that he has been in Parliament for almost 15 years and the article on “travel expenses containment” appears in all State budgets with the same wording.
According to the UCID leader, despite this, what has been seen is that year after year, budget after budget, the travel expenses item continues to increase.
“We have a beautiful, extraordinary word that imposes expenditure containment, imposes a lot of things, great rigor, but in practice, it is absolutely useless. That is why UCID would like to propose that we withdrawal the Article 5, because it is useless,” suggested António Monteiro.