The Minister of the Civil House, Rui Costa, said that President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) wants public money to be spent well and not an increase in bills. The speech took place after the PT member’s meeting with ministers responsible for the Infrastructure area, in a meeting that lasted more than four hours, this Friday (3/11). Before the meeting, Lula sent a message to the ministers: “We cannot leave money left over that is planned to be invested in the ministries.”
“Regardless of the debate on the target, there is no possibility of increasing public spending, neither investment nor funding,” stated Costa. And he added: “He [Lula] wants efficiency in public spending. If there is a school that has been started, a hospital that has been started, it has to be completed and serve the population. There’s no point in the ministry’s cash flow and the people without school, without health, without the road built. It has nothing to do with increasing public spending”, highlighted Costa.
The minister noted that the fiscal framework has been approved and “is the limit of public spending”.
In the meeting with the ministers, President Lula called the Minister of Finance, Fernando Haddad, a “money freer”. “Haddad, in addition to being our money liberator, the guy who puts money in the hands of the ministries, he has one very important thing, which is this: we cannot leave money left over that is planned to be invested in the ministries”, insisted.
Lula also revealed plans to travel across Brazil in 2024 to inspect works focused on education and health with a budget from the National Education Development Fund (FNDE) and the Unified Health System (SUS).
“Next year, I want to travel to Brazil, visit the infrastructure, education, health works and talk to the people about the future of this country, we are committed to taking the country out of the lethargy it was in before the elections, we are just getting started” , said the PT member.
Who participated in the meeting with Lula
Ministers Geraldo Alckmin (Development, Industry, Commerce and Services), Fernando Haddad (Finance), Rui Costa (Civil House), Renan Filho (Transport), Silvio Costa (Ports and Airports), Alexandre Silveira (Mines and Energy) were present. , Juscelino Filho (Communication), Waldez Góes (Regional Development), Jader Filho (Cities) and Paulo Pimenta (Communication Secretariat).
Civil House secretaries Miriam Belchior and Maurício Muniz also participated in the conversation.
At the beginning of the meeting, Lula, in a joking tone, apologized to the ministers’ wives and children for having called the meeting the day after the All Souls’ Day holiday and before the weekend.