Public hearing this Tuesday (14) receives rapporteurs on the proposed collections in the interior and in the Capital during the process.
Participation of 722 people, representing more than 250 municipalities, who presented 611 proposals, including suggestions sent through the Portal of the Legislative Assembly of Minas Gerais (ALMG). This is the balance of the participatory discussion process of the Multi-Year Government Action Plan (PPAG) 2024-2027, which ended this Tuesday (11/14/23), in a hearing of the Popular Participation and Financial and Budgetary Inspection Committees .
The meeting was attended by the rapporteurs of the working groups of the four meetings held in the interior, the rapporteurs of the meeting in the Capital, these separated by area, as well as parliamentarians and representatives of the Government of Minas. FoMeetings were held in Teófilo Otoni (Jequitinhonha/Mucuri), Caratinga (Rio Doce), Montes Claros (North) and Diamantina (Central). In the Capital, the reports were divided into thematic areas.
At the end of the hearing this Tuesday (14), the president of Participação Popular, deputy Marquinho Lemos (PT) detailed that the reports with suggestions could be incorporated into Bill (PL) 1,493/23, which deals with the PPAG or the Law Budget (LOA). Of the 611 suggestions, 273 came from the interior, 176 from the Capital and 162 through public consultation.
The PPAG is the planning of the State’s actions for a period of four years, with the respective physical and budgetary goals, as well as the regions of the State to benefit. It is reviewed annually to make it suitable for the next year’s budget.
Marquinho Lemos also highlighted that, after this stage is completed, another will begin, in which the government’s technical teams will meet to evaluate the proposals presented, defining which will be transformed into amendments and which will become requirements.
“Over the years that I have been in charge of the commission, I have received a good response from the secretariats, as a good part of the proposals have been considered and, many of them, implemented”, he highlighted. He informed that the commission’s budget for implementing the amendments is R$25 million. And he thanked the rapporteurs for their contribution and the entire team that participated in the work, including the technicians from the State secretariats and the ALMG advisors.
The vice-president of the CPP, deputy Ricardo Campos (PT), expressed his joy for participating in the entire discussion process over the last 30 days. “We see so many areas that need so little to accomplish so much for those who need it,” he summarized. And he considered that the State is absent in the most needy regions of the State, which were the focus of this edition of PPAG.
In turn, deputy Leleco Pimentel (PT) recalled that the discussion of the PPAG will influence the State’s agenda in the next four years, but assessed that, from a budgetary point of view, the amount of resources is low, despite being important from the point of view of symbolic view. The hundreds of demands presented demonstrated to him the absence of the State in several areas: “The government is absent in health, roads, school meals, housing; but it is on its knees for mining, for tax exemptions favoring large rental companies”, he criticized.
Finally, deputy Doctor Jean Freire (PT) made a commitment to make as many proposals as possible possible. He assessed that “there is very little that the people ask for when they are asked to give their opinion” and, therefore, highlighted a project of his own that makes popular amendments mandatory.
Strengthening Suas was a recurring demand
The more than ten rapporteurs responsible for compiling the suggestions presented their reports during the meeting. In the area of social assistance, a recurring demand was the strengthening of the Unified Social Assistance System (SUAS) and the increase in the value of the Mineiro Social Assistance Floor.
In food security, the focus was on promoting: food production through hour programs and orchards and organic and agroecological agricultural production; as well as support for irrigation in traditional communities, especially quilombolas. With a similar approach, the agricultural working group proposed: recovery of river basins, construction of dams, resources for the acquisition of planters and other implements for use in family farming and expansion of land regularization of rural properties.
In the cultural sector, promoting the economy of creativity was one of the recurring suggestions, with proposals to strengthen cultural circuits and funds for holding various festivals, including music, dance, theater and other arts. Similarly, the tourism working group requested support to facilitate tourist itineraries and events in the regions involved.
In the area of human rights, emphasis is placed on the creation of the Human Rights Reference Center in the Capital. Regarding women’s rights, it was proposed to universalize care for women victims of violence in the 853 municipalities of Minas Gerais, with an increase in the Chame a Frida program.
In the environment GT, suggestions were made for improving and expanding water distribution in Jequitinhonha and the construction of water reservoirs in these municipalities, which are facing severe drought. The creation of a new subsidy for the social tariff for basic sanitation, similar to Minha Casa Minha Vida, was also requested. For domestic fauna, it was proposed to expand free veterinary care, purchase medicines and vaccines and promote castration.
In public security, it was suggested the strengthening of Military Police bands in the interior and construction/renovations of units in the interior. Resources were requested for the Civil Police and Fire Department to improve their physical structure, acquiring new vehicles and equipment. As for civil defense, it was proposed to purchase civil defense kits to assist populations experiencing disasters. In the areas of the penitentiary and socio-educational system, training of agents and the restructuring of units in precarious situations were required.
In education, a special concern was with teaching at Uemg and that aimed at indigenous people and quilombolas and women with young children.
In health, the biggest concern was with guaranteeing resources to increase participation in decision-making bodies in the sector. It was also suggested that work be resumed in several regional hospitals in the regions involved. In sports, support for championships and tournaments in various municipalities, construction and renovation of sports halls, courts and street gyms.
In the road infrastructure sector, works were required on highways in the regions, implementation of metropolitan tariff integration and the construction of metropolitan terminals.